An impatient driver who ran over protesters demonstrating about tough new cuts told police he was ‘in a hurry to see his grandmother’.
The fed-up motorist mowed down a group of people in his path at the protests in Brazil, leaving two girls, aged 19 and 25, with serious injuries.
According to reports from Brazil, the man later told police when he was caught that he was in a hurry as he had to get home to his sick grandmother.
In footage of the incident, the driver of the black car is seen reversing before accelerating through the crowd, knocking several people over and dragging a number of them along.
The shocking incident happened in Brazil as a group of around 100 campaigners demonstrated over austerity cuts announced by the Brazilian president Michel Temer.
Several people try to run after the driver but he fails to stop, even though there are people lying on the ground.
The two girls were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Tensions have been rising in Brazil over the proposed cuts, with demonstrations taking place in various parts of the country.