She became trapped underneath the vehicle when it mowed her down as she was crossing a pedestrian crossing in Shucheng County, Anhui Province, reports the People's Daily Online.
Surveillance cameras on the street captured the dramatic moment on March 18, showing around a dozen men lifting the van and rescuing the woman who fortunately suffered only minor injuries.
In the 60-second video, the unidentified woman - wearing a white coat and black trousers – crosses the road on the zebra crossing with her hands in her pockets.
The red van comes up behind her, she doesn’t see it and it hits her knocking her straight off her feet.
She falls to the ground and the vehicle continues to drive over her, the wheels crush her legs and her head is hit by the front of the van.
It eventually stops, and from the right hand of the screen a man can be seen running towards the vehicle.
He opens the driver’s door and he gets out of the van. Together with several other people passing by, they lift it up and pull the woman out from underneath.
Some nearby drivers also stopped their cars to lend a helping hand.