SAN FRANCISCO — A reporter and photographer in San Francisco had a terrifying morning when they were nearly struck by a car during a live TV shot.
Alex Savidge and his photographer, Chip Vaughan, were covering a train derailment live during KTVU’s morning show when the crash happened right behind them.
Video shows one of the vehicles involved in the crash running off the road and colliding with the photographer’s camera. Just after the near miss, one yells, “We’re okay!”
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. Getting emotional, he added, “I would like to thank Chip. Thank you, buddy.”
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.
— Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) March 8, 2016
KTVU REPORTER ALEX SAVIDGE NARROWLY ESCAPES INJURIES IN ON-AIR ACCIDENT https://t.co/ujx5uuxeBa
— KCBA FOX 35 (@KcbaFox35) March 8, 2016