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

The man, named Li, was crossing the road in Kunshan city in the Jiangsu province when he was knocked down by a van but within seconds he was hit by another car.

Then while lying on the ground surrounded by two helpers another car, who suddenly braked, then ploughed into the poor man after a car from behind went into it.

The man amazingly survived and is now recovering in hospital after sustaining several fractures in his leg and ribs.