This is the moment a drunk man 'tests' his wife's love for him by standing in the middle of a busy road at night, despite her attempts to pull him to safety - until he is sent flying by a speeding pickup truck.
The bizarre and shocking incident happened on the streets of Lishui in East China's Zhejiang Province, with the husband later admitting: "I wanted to know whether she really loved me."
A traffic camera captured the heated lovers' quarrel between the husband, whose surname is Pan, 30, and his wife, whose surname is Zhou.
Damage to the car that struck the husband. Credit: AsiaWire
The footage shows Pan standing in the middle of the busy road while his wife, who is in her pyjamas, tries to pull him back to safety.
He shakes her off as cars race past them and returns to the centre of the road, standing there as two more vehicles just manage to avoid him.
The man and the woman fighting in the middle of the road. Credit: AsiaWire
Zhou is then only able to watch as a speeding silver van comes into view and crashes head-on into her spouse.
The vehicle sends the drunk man flying onto the road, and his wife sprints over to check on him.
Following the incident, local authorities were called and Pan was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
The car that struck the husband. Credit: AsiaWire
Police officer Zheng Xiao said Pan was lucky to survive and is not in critical condition, but he did suffered multiple bone fractures to his head and chest.
Pan told police from his hospital bed: "My wife and I were arguing, so I went out for a few drinks. On the way back I called her and we started fighting again.
"I wanted to see if she would try and stop me. I wanted to know whether she really loved me, and if she would pull me back. But then I got hit by a car and now I'm injured."
Pan admitted he 'regretted' the 'test'.
His wife said: "I told him it was dangerous on the road and that he would be hit. I tried pulling him back many times but it didn't work."
The CCTV footage appears to corroborate the wife's claims, with police saying they are still investigating the case.
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