One car crash...17 girlfriends...lots of explaining!
Poor Mr Yuan must have been feeling sorry for himself as he took a trip to the hospital after a car accident - but his problems quickly multiplied as 17 of his girlfriends turned up to check his was okay!
Mr Yuan was admitted to a hospital in city of Changsha, in Hunan province, after a car smash left him with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.
The South China Morning Post report that as news of Mr Yuan's hospitalisation emerged, the hospital was overwhelmed with visitors who all claimed to be dating the unfortunate victim.
In total, 17 women showed up claiming to be the possible future Mrs Yuan's, with one of the girlfriends, who called herself Xiao Li, stating: "I've been with him for a year and a half.
"I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital. But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn't cry any more."
Xiao also claimed some of Mr Yuan's ladies were giving him hefty sums of cash each month to sponsor his lifestyle, while Wang Fang, another of Yuan's partners, was equally bemused as it turns out they had even started a family together:
"We've already had a son together," she stated. "What can I do now? I don't love him any more, but I do love my son."
The bizarre story has proved to be a social media hit, as it seems that this casanova's remarkable luck in his love life - and on the roads - has finally run out.