A shocking video has been released showing the moment a teenage girl was run over by a speeding van in China.

The CCTV footage from 18 March captures a busy intersection in Liuan City, Anhui Province at around 6.30am local time (10.30pm GMT 17 March). In the footage, the unnamed 16-year-old girl crosses the intersection, before being hit by and falling underneath the wheels of the speeding vehicle.

Immediately bystanders began rushing to the scene to rescue the woman, managing to lift up the van and pull her free after around 48 seconds.

A doctor at the local hospital where she was treated said she only sustained minor injuries with no broken bones, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.