BBC cameraman seriously injured after crash involving armored vehicle in Ukraine
BBC Presenter Clive Myrie was involved in an accident involving an armored vehicle in Ukraine last month.
Myrie, 57, is said to have injured her head when the vehicle is said to have overturned in the war-torn country.
A BBC cameraman and veteran Warzone journalist was also seriously injured in the crash is still in the hospital.
He had been in the country since the start of the war in February and was injured in an accident with an armored vehicle while filming a documentary with Myrie.
The times believes the collision was not the result of military action and there was no update on the man’s condition, whom the newspaper does not name.
BBC presenter Clive Myrie wore a press vest at the BBC earlier this year when he traveled to Ukraine
The 57-year-old, who was banned from entering Russia in June, has not yet commented publicly on the accident.
The BBC channel took refuge underground after the building it was reporting from in Ukraine was rocked by nearby rocket fire in February.
The BBC said: “A BBC team in Ukraine was involved in a road accident in early June. There is currently no evidence that this was linked in any way to military action.
“One member of the team remains hospitalized and the BBC is supporting her and her family.”
A journalist died in April after a Russian missile destroyed her home during the UN chief’s visit to Kyiv.
The body of producer Vira Hyrych, who worked for US-funded Radio Liberty, was recovered from the rubble.
Clive Myrie in the Royal Box on Center Court Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 8th
Ukrainian officials said the mother-of-one, 54, was getting ready for bed when the ballistic missile hit the building, shortly after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the Russian invasion “evil and absurd” in a nearby news conference with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy would have.
Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, an Irish national based in London, and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova, 24, were covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine when their vehicle arrived in Horenka, outside Kyiv, in March was hit.
Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova were traveling in the same vehicle as Benjamin Hall, a 39-year-old British journalist who also works for Fox News, and was injured in the attack.
“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news this morning of our beloved cinematographer, Pierre Zakrzewski,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott wrote in an email to employees.
Sergey Nikiforov, spokesman for Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, was interviewed by moderator Clive Myrie via video link in April
“Pierre was killed in Horenka outside of Kyiv in Ukraine. Pierre was at Benjamin Hall collecting intelligence yesterday when their vehicle was struck by an approaching fire.’
Kuvshynova’s death was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Stuart Ramsay, a Sky News journalist, revealed that he was shot dead in an ambush by a Russian hit squad.
Recalling the horrifying attack for Sky News, Ramsay described the moment the eerie silence was pierced by the sound of a small explosion rocking the car.
“Bullets went through the whole car, tracers, ball lightning, windshield glass, plastic seats, steering wheel and dashboard were all shattered,” he wrote.
“I remember wondering if my death would be painful. And then I got hit in the lower back. “I got hit,” I shouted. But what amazed me was that it didn’t hurt that much. It was really more like being hit.