A local television reporter from WSAZ in Huntington, West Virginia was doing a live shot on a water main break last night (thrilling stuff) when she got quite the shock after being hit by a car on live TV.
“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. pic.twitter.com/SpL3DzauvB
The reporter, Tori Yorgey, was running her own live shot – meaning she was by herself and didn’t have a cameraman or producer on scene with her – when the turning car knocked her over from behind as she was speaking on the air.
The shocked anchor back in the newsroom, Tim Irr, sat there stunned as he asked Tori if she was ok. But thankfully, Tori bounced right up and assured everybody she was fine, even telling the driver of the car she was “so sweet” and that it was “all good.”
“Oh my gosh. I just got hit by a car but I’m ok. I’m ok. We’re all good. I’m ok. You know that’s live TV for you. It’s all good.”
And it turns out that the reason Tori managed to handle it so well might be that she’s had experience with the situation before. As she was getting up from the ground, she told viewers:
“I actually got hit by a car in college too just like that.”
Man, talk about terrible luck.
But Tori insisted that she was fine:
“My whole life just flashed before my eyes. But this is live TV and everything’s ok. I thought I was in a safe spot but clearly we might need to move the camera over a bit.”
What a pro.
I have to say, if I got hit by a car on the job (which is extremely unlikely given the fact that I work in an office), that would be the end of the work day for me. I’m signing out, logging off, heading home, done for the day.
But Tori managed to quite literally just get right back up and keep on reporting – although some suggested she should have played up her injuries more: