Two men in a car with no windows have been caught on camera attempting to evade a traffic jam by driving through a crosswalk.

The footage was caught on mobile phone cameras by the driver of the Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan and shared by the Irish Times.

It shows the men driving past a traffic light with the lights flashing.

As they cross the street, the man behind the wheel of the vehicle swerves off the road, then turns left and runs into a ditch.

The next moment, the car is engulfed in flames.

Another man on the car, a woman, is also seen running off the pavement in the opposite direction.

The driver, whose identity has not been revealed, was driving at high speed.

He was taken to hospital but was not seriously injured.

A number of vehicles caught on video by the German news channel NDR have also been filmed.

One is a BMW 5 series sedan, while the other is a Porsche 911 Carrera.