A TV reporter in West Virginia was hit by a car live on-air in the middle of a broadcast about a water main break.
WSAZ-TV’s Tori Yorgey was looking directly into the camera as viewers could see a pair of headlights approaching behind her when she was knocked out of view as the car struck her from behind.
Viewers heard her shocked outcry
Oh! Oh my gosh! I just got hit by a car!
I’m OK. We’re all good.”
You know, that’s live TV for you. I actually got hit by a car in college, too, you know, just like that.…
I am so glad I’m OK… we’re all good.”
Yorgey then reappeared to say that during her last week on the job that it
would happen specifically to me”
According to the Post Gazette, she has been with WSAV-TV in West Virginia for three years but the 25-year-old is due to start a new job at WTAE-TV in western PA on Feb. 1.
The young reporter is winning praise from colleagues for her handling of the incident, with many noting she reacted like a veteran reporter.
Asked by her concerned co-anchor where the car struck her, she said,
“I don’t even know, Tim. My whole life just flashed before my eyes
…but this is live TV and everything is OK.”
“My whole life just flashed before my eyes” Reporter gets hit by a car on live TV, after which she says it’s her last week on the job.— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 20, 2022
(Photos, Twitter; via The Daily Beast)