Police revealed an eight-month old baby died at the scene.
At least 15 people were hit by the out of control car.
The driver reportedly tried to escape but was then arrested by the police.
The black Hyundai car was said to be driving along the Avenida Atlântica road before unexpectedly crossing the bike path and boardwalk to end up on the sand of the beach.
At least seven adults and two children have been taken to a hospital.
Colonel Angelotti from the local police force has confirmed that the driver is suspected of having a “blackout” because of epilepsy.
He said: “My staff did not notice evidence of drunkenness, but he will undergo tests at the Medical-Legal Institute.”
When the police arrived on the scene they revealed that there was a lot of aggression being directed at the driver by bystanders.
The Colonel added: “We got there in time to keep him from being lynched.”
Accountant Magno Morais, 35, who witnessed the horror crash said confirmed the angry reaction from the immediate crowd.
He said: “It was shocking, we do not have a reaction at a time like this.
“People wanted to lynch the driver, but police at the scene prevented it. There were a lot of people run down.”
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Source : EXPRESS