Incredible video footage has emerged of a driver running down a bystander at a south Auckland petrol station before crashing into a car and attempting to flee.
Uploaded to several Facebook pages, the footage shows a car reversing into a garden at the Manurewa Mobil station before flooring it at two bystanders on Monday evening.
While one is able to quickly get out of the way, another is hit by the car, throwing the man into the air.
With the sound of screeching wheels, the car then ploughs into another car parked at a petrol pump, before driving off the forecourt.
At this point, some of the men, including the man hit by the car, race after the driver who skids over a curb and comes to a halt metres down the road.
The men approach the car and the driver, who has visible injuries on his face, yelling "you're not moving anywhere bruh" at the man.
On the Facebook page "Waikato Admins", the driver is described as a "racist truck driver" who was allegedly driving drunk and calling the young men on the forecourt "n******".
"He brought it upon himself and then also attempted to harm them," the page says.
Snapchat footage later shows the man being arrested by police and talking with the young men.
Counties Manukau Central Area Commander Insp Adam Pyne confirmed police were called to the Great South Rd petrol station just before 9pm on Monday.
Mr Pyne said there had been an altercation between the driver and the group of men before the driver got into his car. He was later taken into custody.
"Police are making enquiries and will review the CCTV footage to try to build a fuller picture leading up to the incident," said Mr Pyne.
He called on anyone who had witnessed the incident or had footage of it to contact the Counties Manukau Station on 09 261 1300.