A quad biker allegedly caught on camera beating up an elderly motorist is facing charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and reckless and negligent driving in Port Elizabeth.

Louwrens du Toit appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday, TimesLIVE notes.

Defence attorney Hennie Bence said a counter complaint may be lodged against the motorist. Du Toit is expected back in court on 24 June.

The apparent road rage incident happened on Friday afternoon in the suburb of Lorraine and the footage was widely shared on social media. In the video, a VW Polo car, which belongs to a 67-year-old motorist, can be seen parked on the pavement. A blue quad bike is parked next to it.

An altercation breaks out between two men.

One man is seen pulling the elderly man to the ground, punching and kicking him. The attacker then walks back to his quad bike, puts his helmet on and leaves. The elderly man is seen stumbling back to his car.

Police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said before the assault, the elderly man had confronted the quad bike driver for alleged reckless driving.

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