When it comes to live TV, you should expect the unexpected. There are countless viral clips on the internet showing news reporters making hilarious mistakes or being interrupted by people randomly on the street. But what you’ve probably never seen before, is a reporter getting hit by a car while doing their job.
What started out as a story about a damaged water main, suddenly turned into a tricky situation for reporter, Tori Yorgey, a NBC affiliate WSAZ of Huntington, West Virginia.
A clip of the incident was uploaded to Twitter, and quickly went viral. In the clip, Yorgey can be seen facing the camera. As she’s about to speak, a car came up from behind and struck her in the back. The unexpected force pushed Yorgey forward, and she can be heard saying, “Oh my God. I just got by a car, but I’m OK!” Before her camera fell to the ground.
For a few seconds, Yorgey is totally out of sight but can be heard rustling around on the ground.
“You know that’s live TV for ya!” she said with a laugh. “It’s all good! I actually got hit by a car in college, too, just like that. I am so glad I’m OK!”
Yorgey eventually adjusted her camera and lighting equipment, and gracefully finished her report.
Needless to say, it was a shocking situation for everyone involved. Yorgey’s co-host, Tim Irr, sat in the studio with a shocked expression on his face, while she explained what happened.
She said that the driver was a nice woman, who was incredibly apologetic. “That woman was so nice, though. She didn’t mean to. It was an accident, and I know it was,” Yorgey explained, before finishing her story.
“Again, Tim, we’ll get back to the report. We’re on Roxalana Hills Drive in Dunbar. This is where that water break is.”
The clip currently has over 17K likes and almost one thousand comments, including some telling Yorgey to consider a career change.
Others commented to express genuine concern for Yorgey, and commended her for quick rebound.
And apparently, it’s a Philly thing…
Luckily, the 25-year-old didn’t suffer any major injuries. Later in the week, she said she was feeling fine, minus experiencing a little soreness in her back and her right leg.