Passersby rushed out from the pavement and from their vehicles to save a girl who was trapped underneath a van during a traffic accident in Anhui province, CCTV reported. The time code on the video indicated that the incident took place last Friday.

A girl was crossing the road when a van hit her from behind. She then rolled underneath the vehicle, which came to halt.

Photo: CCTV screencap.

More than ten passersby, including drivers from other vehicles, rushed to help lift the truck and free the girl.

According to CCTV, the girl was rescued within 48 seconds.

It is unclear whether the woman was injured in the incident.

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Chantal Yuen

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.