Posted:Mar 08 2016 07:38AM PST
Updated:Mar 08 2016 03:28PM PST
Video: Car scarcely crashes into KTVU reporter
As KTVU contributor Alex Savidge was covering a sight derailment in Alameda County on Tuesday morning, a automobile crashed and careened toward him and his photographer.
ALAMEDA COUNTY (KTVU) – As KTVU contributor Alex Savidge was covering a sight derailment in Alameda County on Tuesday morning, a automobile crashed and careened toward him and his photographer.
Alex was live on Mornings on 2 during that moment. He was station in a 7-Eleven parking lot on Mission Blvd. during Niles Canyon Road in Fremont.
Alex credits his photographer Chip Vaughan for yelling, “get out of a way.” Out of instinct Alex jumped to a right – luckily given a automobile was on his left side.
“It happened in a separate second. I’m only beholden he jumped a right way.” pronounced Chip.
The automobile strike a light stand, as Alex and Chip yelled from a credentials that they were ok.
In his subsequent live shot Alex was romantic as he said, “I am beholden to be ok, that’s all we can say.”
He common a impulse with his cameraman Chip, as he hugged and thanked him on a air.
Alex combined a summary to his mother saying, “I don’t know if my wife… she’s not watching. we haven’t been means to call her. we only wish to tell my mother I’m ok.”
Fremont military responded to a scene. It appears a white sedan was branch right when it incited into a trail of another car. The vehicles crashed. Police trust a lady in a white sedan might have strike a gas, instead of a brakes, that caused a automobile to lean over a path toward Alex.
The woman’s permit was taken away. The pile-up is still underneath investigation.
At a time of a crash, Alex was covering a story of a sight derailment in Alameda County. An ACE commuter sight plunged in a quick relocating rivulet Monday dusk in Niles Canyon nearby Palomares Rd. after a mudslide blocked partial of a tracks. At a time of derailment, a sight was between Fremont and Pleasanton.
— Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) March 8, 2016
As Alex and Chip returned to a newsroom, they were greeted by a turn of hugs.