San Francisco TV reporter, Alex Savidge, and his photographer, Chip Vaughan, were nearly mowed down by a car while reporting live on-air Tuesday morning.
Savidge and Vaughan were covering the Altamont Corridor Express train derailment near Sunol, Calif., live during KTVU’s morning show when the crash occurred.
One of the vehicles involved in the crash ran off the road and collided with the photographer’s camera. In an interview on the morning show, an emotional Savidge said he is grateful to be okay. “I heard Chip… he yelled out ‘Get out of the way!’ Instinctually, I jumped to my right… which is good, because the car came right by on my left-hand side,” Savidge said. “I would like to thank Chip… thank you buddy.” h/t kfor
Savidge tweeted about the accident:
“My heart’s racing like crazy! Almost got hit by a car live on air, but I’m OK-Thanks everyone for your concern.”
“We wanted to let you know that everyone is ok,” the station wrote on Facebook.