Illinois Reporter Doesn’t Notice Truck Rolling Into Water Behind Him
A reporter for WICS in Springfield, Illinois was broadcasting from Lake Springfield, talking about drought conditions, when he accidentally caught another story on camera.
The driver of a truck using the boat ramp behind the reporter apparently stepped out to help with his boat, when he forgot to engage the emergency brake.
As the reporter gave his report, the truck rolled down the ramp and into the water where it first floated away a bit, and then sank.
When the reporter finished his broadcast, the noise behind him caught his attention. After gasping, he said "Uh, get this on camera!"
WICS said nobody was in the truck at the time (which was the problem that led to sinking he truck), and no injuries were reported.
If your truck goes in, the boat's already. Do you go and deal with the truck later, or wait around for someone to get it out?