THIS is the horrifying moment an Audi A5 driver crashed into a motorcycle, throwing the rider through the air in an alleged road rage.
Shortly before, police officers said the motorcyclist collided with a passenger in the car, who got out of the vehicle and was crossing the road.
Footage shows the motorcyclist walking to his overturned bike and attempting to get back on.
But the driver of the silver Audi A5 accelerated straight toward the motorcycle and its driver, police officers said.
The car can be seen crashing into the motorcyclist before mounting a wall in front of it, causing it to collapse.
When the biker was unharmed, he tried to flee but was chased down the road by the Audi driver.
The car owner then returned to check on his badly damaged vehicle before fleeing the scene on foot.
Great Manchester Police have launched a full investigation into the bizarre episode.
A spokesman said: “At around 1.15pm on Thursday 12 January officers were called to a road traffic collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian, followed by another collision between a car and the same motorcycle on Stockport Road in Levenshulme.
“Officials were at the scene, the 22-year-old motorcyclist and the 22-year-old pedestrian were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.
“The driver of the car fled the scene on foot.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the passenger of a silver Audi A5 walked down a side street off Stockport Road.
“Shortly afterwards he was crossing Stockport Road through stationary traffic and a motorcyclist collided with the pedestrian.
“Seconds later, the driver of the silver Audi A5 intentionally drove towards the motorcycle and driver and collided with both.
“The driver then exited the vehicle and ran after the motorcyclist and briefly returned to his vehicle and later fled the scene on foot via Jean Close, leaving his passenger injured on the ground.”
Inspector Chris Forrester, from GMPs City of Manchester North, added: “There were a number of people at the scene this afternoon either walking by or in cars and we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have a dashcam or CCTV footage showing the attack.
“This is an unacceptable show of violence and reckless driving and we need the public’s support to track down the perpetrator and better understand the circumstances.”
Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact the police on 0161 856 1146 or 101 quoting log number 1523 dated 12/01/2023.
Witnesses can also report here using their reporting tool.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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