SHOCKING video captures the moment a car veered off on a residential road and collided with a food stall – hitting two youngsters in the process.
The black Mercedes hit into the young boy and girl as it mounted the pavement at Aziz Supermarket in Balsall Heath, Birmingham on Friday.
In the clip, a woman and two children can be seen standing outside the small supermarket inspecting the fruit and vegetables outside the store.
The black Mercedes can be seen driving down the residential street in the background.
Unbeknownst to the people standing outside the store, the Mercedes starts to slowly veer off the road.
The car then collides with one of the youngsters standing outside the shop while the other manages to stay on their feet as the Mercedes comes to a halt.
The woman then picks up the small child and backs away from the crashed vehicle while the Mercedes driver abruptly puts the car into reverse.
The car’s bonnet can be seen covered in fruit and vegetables from the collision as it speeds backwards.
As the driver does so, they narrowly avoid colliding with another car just before the clip ends.
Speaking today, owner of Aziz Supermarket Narjis Bi said: “The situation is in the hands of the police.
“He is an elderly man, a customer of mine actually.
“It was not a malicious attack. It was just a mistake, nothing more than that.
“The only damage was to the car.”
CCTV footage of the incident has been shared on social media.
The footage, which was posted yesterday, has been viewed more than 10,000 times on Facebook.
Jen Fleming said: “What the hell. Hope the family are ok.”
Theresa McCabe Burgess posted: “Hope the children are ok.”
Nicola Jane Hickman commented: “Omg!! Shocking!!”
It is unknown what caused the driver to steer into the pavement.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service today said: “We were called at 3.17pm on Friday to reports of an RTC in Hallam Street, Birmingham.
“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a critical care paramedic attended to find a car which had collided with a fruit and veg stall.
“The driver, a man, was assessed on scene but refused hospital treatment.
“Two pedestrians, a boy and a girl, were also involved in the collision and were given a full assessment by ambulance staff.
“Neither sustained serious injuries but were conveyed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further checks as a precaution.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police today said: “We were called after a car struck a child in Hallam Street, Birmingham, on Friday afternoon (12 February).
“Fortunately, the child was not seriously injured.
“The driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode and other vehicles were also damaged.”