A MOTORIST went on the wrong side of the road and drove into a motorcyclist before speeding off, in an apparent 'road rage' attack.

The rider suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital while the driver sped off through the traffic.

The dramatic incident was caught on camera by another motorist, who was sat in traffic in Thomas Lewis Way in Southampton at the time.

The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old man from Bitterne, was taken to hospital where he was treated for multiple fractures of his wrist, a dislocated shoulder, ligament damage and a severely bruised and swollen hand.

He now faces a lengthy time off work to recover.

It has been claimed on social media that the driver of the Audi - said to be a woman - had previously opened her door as he rode past and after he shouted at her, she went on the wrong side of the road to catch up with him.

The incident happened at the junction with Horseshoe Bridge, on the carriageway heading towards Bevois Valley, at 11.49am on Thursday.

The dashcam video has been watched more than 50,000 times, after being uploaded yesterday.

It clearly shows the car on the opposite side of the road and cutting back in, as the rider jumps off his motorcycle in an attempt to get out of the way.

Then, as the driver of the car with the camera turns into Horseshoe Bridge, the Audi pushes in front and overtakes a lorry turning into Empress Road, before driving off.

The incident has been reported to police, who have yet to make any arrests. They were called to the scene and took statements from witnesses and are studying the footage.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said they are appealing for any more witnesses to come forward with information that may help them, by calling 101.