TV Reporter Is Nearly Mowed Down By Colliding Cars Live On Air
A television reporter doing a live shot narrowly avoided becoming a news victim himself when two cars crashed and careened straight toward him.
KTVU journalist Alex Savidge was covering a train derailment in Northern California when his live broadcast was interrupted by two cars colliding and swerving into the parking lot where he was standing.
Cameraman Chip Vaughan yelled "Get out of the way!" an instant before the vehicles barreled through and hit a video camera.
Savidge can be seen jumping out of the way as one of the cars plowed into a light pole.
"It happened in a split second. I'm just thankful he jumped the right way," Vaughan said of his colleague, the station reported.
There were no injuries.
Savidge, however, was shaken up and teared up as he spoke on air to station anchors in the studio.
"I am grateful to be OK, that's all I can say," the reporter said, and hugged Vaughan on air.
The accident was caused by a driver who failed to yield to a vehicle that had the right of way, Geneva Bosques of the Fremont Police Department told InsideEdition.com. The driver allegedly at fault, a woman who appeared to be disoriented, had her license suspended and must take a new driving test before it can be reinstated, Bosques said.