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TV news reporter nearly hit by car while covering Bay Area train derailment

TV news reporter nearly hit by car while covering Bay Area train derailment

A television news reporter covering a Bay Area train derailment was almost run over by a careening automobile Tuesday morning, but escaped injury when a camera operator shouted at him to get out of the way at the last second.

Alex Savidge was reporting live for KTVU-TV from a 7-Eleven parking lot in Fremont when a traffic collision launched a white sedan over the curb and directly at him.

Savidge never saw the car coming, however, as he was delivering his standup and his back was turned.

Fortunately, cameraman Chip Vaughan spotted the speeding vehicle and shouted "Alex, get out of the way," according to Savidge.

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