Heartstopping moment man is sent flying over hedge by 'road rage driver' before he crashes into lamp post

THIS is the heart-stopping moment a man is thrown into a hedge by a driver in an alleged road rage crash.

Shocking video shows the motorist arguing with his victim before jumping into his car and sending the man flying in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

A picture of the victim taken after the attack shows him standing in the bush with blood cascading down his face from a nasty head wound.

Police said a man, in his 40s, had been struck by a car and then punched in the face during the attack this lunchtime.

A male suspect had been arrested for attempted murder over the crash, they added.

Shocking footage of the incident shows the pair square up to each other during an argument on a residential street.

After pointing angrily the men walk off, with the victim striding down the pavement and the attacker jumping into his car.

But the driver suddenly swings his hatchback around and rams the man, throwing him onto his bonnet and into a hedge.

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After crashing into a nearby lamppost, he then pulls his door open and appears to attack the victim  – striking him around the face.

Sussex Police said the pair clashed after a “verbal altercation".

A spokeswoman added: “The victim, a man in his 40s, suffered multiple serious injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

“Shortly afterwards, officers located the suspected nearby and he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

"He remains in custody at this time."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting Operation Burwell.

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