WATCH: Reporter Struck by Car on Live TV, Gets Up and Finishes Report

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WEST VIRGINIA (VINnews) — Live TV is always unpredictable, but this story takes the cake. Viewers were shocked Wednesday when a reporter was hit by a car, smack in the middle of a live report.

Even more amazing, after a few terrifying moments, the reporter jumped up, brushed it off, and finished her report, saying she is “just like that”.

Tori Yorgey, appearing on WSAZ in West Virginia, saw her “life flash before my eyes” when struck by the SUV during the live broadcast.

“Oh my G-d! I just got hit by a car, but I’m okay,” Yorgey told anchor Tim Irr. “That’s live TV for you. It’s all good,” she added undeterred. “I actually got hit by a car in college, too, just like that. I am so glad I’m OK.”

The driver could be heard apologizing, and Yorgey assured her that she was not injured. Irr, the anchor, asked Yorgey where she had been hit.

“I don’t even know, Tim. My whole life flashed before my eyes, but this is live TV and everything is OK.”

Yorgey added: “I thought I was in a safe spot, but clearly we might need to move the camera over a little bit.”

She then brushed off the incident and got back to work.

Perhaps one crucial lesson: You can never be too careful. The risk of being struck by a car is extremely dangerous. The reporter believed that she was in a safe spot, however she could have been killed. Many children and even adults may be walking in the street or on a sidewalk, believing they are safe, however we need to be vigilant and avoid standing in places that are risky or unsafe.

 


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