By Megan McCluskey
March 8, 2016

Reporter Alex Savidge and his cameraman, Chip Vaughan, were nearly struck by a car on live TV during KTVU’s morning show on Tuesday. The pair was covering a train derailment in the San Francisco Bay Area when a car was run off the road by another vehicle and narrowly missed colliding with Savidge before almost crashing into the camera. Fortunately, everyone involved was unharmed, according to a Facebook post by the station.

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Shortly afterwards, Savidge explained the incident on air. “Chip just yelled out, ‘Get out of the way,'” he said. “I instinctually jumped to my right… which is good, because the car came right by on my left-hand side.”

Savidge also posted a video to his personal Facebook page assuring his followers that he was OK and thanking people for their concern. “Close Call!! Almost got hit by a car live on-air, heart still pounding,” he captioned the clip.

 

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@timeinc.com.

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