Alex Savidge is a reporter for KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area. On Tuesday morning, Savidge was reporting on a train derailment when he almost experienced a life derailment, as two cars careened right into where he was standing:
Thankfully, Savidge is fine, although obviously a little shaken up at having barely missed death while on live television. On Facebook, Savidge wrote a special thank you to his photographer, Chip, who is also OK:
Well that was truly the most frightening thing that's ever happened to me! And I want to make sure everyone understands how important the person is who's standing behind that camera.
I'm not sure what would have happened if my photographer Chip hadn't yelled at me to move at the last second...he had my back and I'm so thankful for that. I also appreciate everyone checking in on me today...I'm doing pretty good all things considered...your love and support means the world!
In an interview with the station's anchors right after the incident, class-act Savidge apologized if he cursed at all on air. One anchor replied, "we didn't hear anything inappropriate," instead of saying what he was probably thinking, "if you almost get hit by a car, we f*cking expect you to f*cking curse."