Tuk-tuk hits scooter rider in India during crazy reverse race

This is the moment a tuk-tuk driver sped in reverse through the streets of an Indian town, hitting one motor scooter and narrowly avoiding several other collisions.

The terrifying video was captured during the annual "reverse race" of tuk-tuks in the city of Sangli in the state of Maharashtra on Wednesday.

The scooter rider and passenger escaped serious injury, according to local reports.

There have been calls for the popular event to be banned over safety fears.