TV Reporter is Hit by a Car During Her Live Shot
We've all see the TV bloopers of reporters standing alongside the road and getting blasted with snow from a snow plow, or water from a puddle. One reporter in Huntington, West Virginia, was recently hit by a car while doing a live report.
Tori Yorgey of WSAZ Channel 3 had just started her live report and was talking to anchor Tim Irr about a water main break and road conditions. During her live shot you actually she her get hit from behind by a vehicle.
Irr looks confused about what is going on, but you here Yorgey holler out and say "“Oh my gosh!". She follows that with "I just got hit by a car, but I’m OK. I just got hit by a car, but I’m OK, Tim. We’re all good. That’s live TV for you.”
This isn't the first time that Yorgey was hit by a car. She mentions she was also hit in a similar fashion while in college.
The woman who was driving the SUV that hit Yorgey stopped to make sure she was OK. You can here Yorgey telling the driver, "Ma’am, you are so sweet and you are OK. It is all good."
As she collects her thoughts, the reporter says, “I thought I was in a safe spot but clearly we might need to move the camera over a bit.”
Yorgey also mentions that this is her last week at the station. She is apparently leaving to take another job at a TV station in Pittsburgh, PA.
I'm most surprised that the reporter made it though the live report and was able to keep it clean. I'm not sure I might not have hollered out something I shouldn't have when I was hit.
A similar situation happened six years ago, when a reporter from San Francisco, CA's KTVU was almost hit by a car that had just been involved in an accident...
The reporter, Alex Savidge, and his cameraman both escaped injury in that incident.
And this story goes back to 2018, when a reporter, Krystal Story from KRDO TV in Colorado Springs, CO was almost hit...