Mercedes crashes into food stall hitting child in front of horrified mum

Horrifying CCTV captured the moment a Mercedes ploughed into a food stall hitting a child in front their mum.

A clip captured outside a fruit and veg stall at Aziz Supermarket in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, captured the vehicle careering off the road and into the young boy and girl after it mounted the pavement.

A woman and two children are standing outside the small supermarket inspecting the fruit and vegetables outside the store.

The black Mercedes is then seen driving down the residential street in the background before it starts to slowly veer off the road.

The car 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 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.

CCTV footage of the incident has been shared on social media.

The footage, which was posted on Sunday following an incident in December, has been viewed more than 10,000 times on Facebook.

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 December).

“Fortunately, the child was not seriously injured.

“The driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode and other vehicles were also damaged.”

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service 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.”