Shocking moment Audi A5 ‘deliberately’ mows down motorcyclist in ‘road rage attack’ after ‘bike collided with a pedestrian seconds earlier’ – as police hunt hit-and-run driver who fled scene on foot
- A video shows a motorcyclist ‘intentionally’ mowed down by an Audi A5 driver
- Greater Manchester Police are appealing for information as the driver fled
- The motorcyclist collided with the A5’s passenger moments before being hit
This is the moment a driver appears to ‘intentionally’ mow down a motorcyclist in a shocking road rage attack in Manchester.
At 1.15pm on Thursday, the motorcyclist collided with a passenger of the car on Stockport Road, Levenshulme, who had gotten out of the vehicle and was crossing the road.
The driver of the silver Audi A5 then drove straight at the toppled bike and its rider, before mounting a wall, police said.
The footage shows a silver vehicle speeding towards the motorcyclist and sending him and his motorbike flying.
The silver Audi was seriously damaged in the incident after the driver mounted a brick wall
The biker is said to have then tried to flee but was chased down the street by the Audi driver.
The car owner returned to check on his badly damaged vehicle before fleeing the scene on foot, police said.
The footage shows the motorcyclist walk over to his toppled bike and attempt to get back on it when the Audi drives into him.
The car then pushes the motorcyclist forwards before mounting a wall in front, causing it to collapse.
The driver is said to have then fled down Jean Close. They have still not been found by police.
Police confirmed the motorcyclist has since been released from hospital with minor injuries.
Great Manchester Police have launched a major investigation into the bizarre episode.
The identity of the Audi driver is unknown and police are appealing for information.
A spokesman said: ‘At around 1:15pm this afternoon (Thursday 12 January), officers were called to a road traffic collision between a motorbike and a pedestrian followed by a further collision between a car and the same motorbike on Stockport Road in Levenshulme.
The footage shows the biker walk over to his toppled bike and attempt to get back on it when the Audi drives into him
The A6 Stockport Road in Levenshulme was closed off for several hours in the aftermath of the incident
‘Officers attended the scene, and the 22-year-old motorbike rider and the 22-year-old pedestrian were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.
‘The driver of the car fled the scene on foot.
‘Initial enquiries have established that the passenger of a silver Audi A5 walked down a side street off Stockport Road.
‘A short time later, he crossed 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 motorbike and rider, colliding with both.
‘The driver then left the vehicle and ran after the motorbike rider and shortly returned to his vehicle and later fled the scene on foot down Jean Close, leaving his passenger injured on the floor.’
The car then pushes the biker forwards before it mounts a wall in front. The biker cannot be seen at the end of the clip
Inspector Chris Forrester of GMPs City of Manchester North district added: ‘There were a number of people at the scene either walking past or in cars this afternoon and we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who may have dash cam or CCTV footage showing the attack.
‘This is an unacceptable show of violence and reckless driving, and we need the public’s assistance to help track down the offender and to further understand the circumstances.
‘Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1146 or 101, quoting log number 1523 of the 12/01/2023. You can also report using our reporting tool on our website: www.gmp.police.uk
‘Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’