Watch the moment a gender reveal stunt goes dangerously wrong

Watch the moment a gender reveal stunt goes dangerously wrong

Video footage has captured the dramatic moment a gender reveal stunt goes disastrously wrong and leaves a car engulfed in flames.

The Holden Commodore was filmed doing “burnouts” on a rural road in Australia, causing clouds of blue smoke to billow from the tyres.

But rather than being a light-hearted way of revealing that expectant parents will be having a baby boy, the stunt instead turns much more dangerous.

After driving a short distance, the car suddenly sets alight, leaving panicked onlookers rushing to pull the driver from the front seat.

A 29-year-old man was later convicted of one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The incident happened on April 18 last year on the Gold Coast, south of Brisbane, but Queensland Police have released the footage in a bid to deter others from similar stunts.

Gender reveal parties have become the latest craze for parents-to-be to share the happy news of whether they will be having a boy or a girl.

But it is not the first time a gender reveal has taken a turn for the worse.

Last year video was released of a party in Arizona, US, which caused a 45,000-acre fire.

The blaze, near Green Valley in Arizona, was started by an off-duty border patrol agent who was attempting a stunt in which he shot a rifle at a target in the middle of a grassy area.

Blue smoke was emitted but the sparks ignited the dry grass all around the target and the flames quickly fanned.

The fire caused more than $8m worth of damage.

- Press Association

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