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Passers-by lift car to free Chinese man trapped after crash

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 June, 2017, 5:41pm
UPDATED : Monday, 05 June, 2017, 5:44pm

A group of passers-by rushed to the aid of a man trapped under a car in a road accident in southwest China, lifting the vehicle and freeing him.

Video footage shows the car striking an elderly woman last Friday morning then running over the man in Yibin in Sichuan province, Sichuan Satellite Television reported.

A crowd quickly gathered and more than a dozen people began working together, pushing the car to free the man’s body.

The man, in his 20s, was conscious after his rescue, but the elderly woman was seriously injured, a witness was quoted as saying. The pair were sent to hospital for treatment.

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One of the rescuers told the television station: “Life is precious. The priority is to save lives.”

Another rescuer was quoted by state television as saying: “It was out of instinct. He was trapped. My first reaction was to help get him out.”

The man is in a stable condition while no information was provided about the woman. The cause of the accident is not clear and the investigation is ongoing.