Kidnapped woman rolls out of back seat of car after rear-end accident in China, suspect arrested

A kidnapped woman was freed from a car and saved after a rear-end accident during peak traffic hours on Monday (May 21) evening in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province.

According to a photo that is circulating online, three cars were involved in the accident.

The woman was seen sitting on the road near the third car trying to free herself from strings that were tied around her wrists and ankles.

A witness said that the accident happened at the Gaosheng Bridge of Chengdu's No 1 Ring Road on Monday, reports China Daily.

The witness saw a man wearing a peaked cap leave the third car and run away.

Shortly after, a woman rolled out of the car from the back seat.

The witness said that the woman's hands were tied and her mouth was covered with tape.

Police from Chengdu's Qingyang district confirmed on their official Weibo account that they have caught the man who fled the scene.

The suspect, surnamed Chen, was arrested in Mianyang, Sichuan province on the same day as the accident.

The 30-year-old suspect confessed that he had kidnapped the woman at an underground car park near the No 1 Ring Road.

Further investigations are underway.