Video: Man in China survives being hit By three carsIBTimes UK

Shocking footage has emerged of a pedestrian being hit not once but three times by cars in China.

The man, named Li, was crossing a busy road at night in Kunshan city, Jiangsu province, when he was clipped and knocked down by a van. Within moments, as he lay in the road, he was struck by a second speeding car, the driver of which did not appear to notice him.

Then while lying on the ground as passers-by try to help, a third vehicle brakes and stops within feet of Li. A vehicle coming up behind that car does not slow in time, and rear-ends the car in front, causing it to lurch over the stricken accident victim.

It was reported that Li survived and is now recovering in hospital after sustaining several fractures in his leg and ribs.