Video footage of the incident starts with a woman battering the stationary car with a shoe in a busy street in Newcastle.
Dressed in striped shorts and a black top and carrying a small pink handbag, the brunette smacks a high heel shoe against the windscreen repeatedly.
Both front doors of the car are open.
As the woman continues her assault, a man hastily runs into the front passenger seat.
“Officers are in the process of identifying the victims and offenders”
Acting Inspector Michelle Jahangiri
The car can then be heard revving, before dramatically veering forwards and to the right, knocking the woman over.
Another man then runs at the car, which stops again, reverses and drives straight towards him.
The man rushes across the road but is knocked like a bowling pin into a lamppost.
A started member of the public can be heard shouting “Jesus Christ!” in the background.
The shocking incident happened just after 9pm on Saturday and is under investigation.
Northumbria Police Acting Inspector Michelle Jahangiri said: “This is a very serious incident that happened in a very busy street in Newcastle city centre.
“This could have resulted in a very serious injury, and I would like to reiterate that this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“We are aware of footage circulating on social media regarding the incident, and would ask members of the public to respect the ongoing investigation.
“Officers are in the process of identifying the victims and offenders, and will take robust action against anybody found to be involved.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1160 270719 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.