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Calif. reporter nearly hit by SUV on live TV

March 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A San Diego sports reporter was nearly run down by an SUV while he was on live TV.

Ben Higgins was reporting live from Tucson, Ariz. on the San Diego Aztec's first win in the NCAA tournament.

He did not see an SUV backing up straight for him.

Luckily, Higgins' cameraman spotted the vehicle and stepped in. The reporter thanked him during the broadcast.