- The car ploughed from woodland just yards from the President’s car in Missouri
- It prompted fears that the driver was attempting to ram the vehicle
- Police later confirmed that failed brakes are believed to have caused the drama
An out-of-control car has been filmed ploughing from woodland just yards from President Donald Trump’s motorcade in dramatic footage.
Shocking video shows the white vehicle appear suddenly from woodland as the heavily-guarded commander-in-chief passed by.
Stunned onlookers captured the moment on cameraphones, amid fears the driver was attempting to ram the President’s car.
Clayte Hefner, who filmed the video, said he saw two women inside the car as it appeared from the woods.
The white car (on the right) suddenly emerged from woodland as the President’s motorcade passed by
The vehicle hit a ditch and was disabled, Ozarksfirst reports.
A man in the video is heard shouting: ‘Oh my gosh! Look at the car that came out of the woods. That car right there just drove out of the woods!’
But police in Springfield have said failed brakes appear to be to blame.
A spokesman told KYTV that the driver had driven down an embankment from a nearby Bass Pro warehouse.
Police believe the car plunged onto the road because of brake failure as the President’s motorcade passed by