A video has been released showing the moment a Porsche driver in Russia was involved in a spectacular crash when his vehicle flipped in the air after smashing into a barrier.

The incident, in the central Russian city of Novosibirsk, occurred after the Porsche accidentally skidded off what appears a slippery road and drove up an embankment, before spinning through the air and crashing to the ground.

The entire event was filmed by a nearby passenger stuck in traffic and published to vk.com, a Russian social media website.

The male driver and female passenger in the vehicle at the time, who have not been named, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.