There are a lot of things that can happen especially during live TV broadcasts.
I mean, we have seen so many bloopers and scary events caught on live broadcasting and what happened with Tori Yorgey of WSAZ-TV was by far the most insane scene.
Tori was live reporting a water main break in Dunbar, West Virginia, on Wednesday evening amid weather conditions that triggered freezing and thawing, she was alone doing a 1 man show, having her camera set up by herself prior to the broadcasting.
During her first seconds reporting, a white SUV has randomly entered the picture and bumped Tori to the ground sending the camera down too while anchor Tim Irr was uncertain of what is really happening in the area.
“I just saw you disappear off the screen,” Irr said.
Watch the video below:
“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
“I just got hit by a car, and I’m OK,” Yorgey said quickly. “I just got hit by a car, but I’m OK.”
“That’s live TV for you,” she said. “I actually got hit by a car in college, too, just like that.”
“Are you sure you’re OK, Tori?” Irr said.
Later on Tori said to the woman whose driving the white SUV, “Ma’am you are so sweet, and you’re OK. It’s all good, It’s my last week on the job, and I think this would happen,”
It appears the reporter, @toriyorgeytv, was running her own live shot, being both reporter & videographer, which is dangerous.
Nobody’s watching your back.
Good news: She got a job in Pittsburgh. I hope she doesn’t have to run her own live shots. https://t.co/PRoeOReGLF
Right after she got back on her feet, Irr asked her if she was hit higher or lower bumped and she responded, “My whole life flashed before my eyes,”
After the segment, she was reportedly okay after she went to a local hospital.
Tori Yorgey, a reporter for WSAZ in West Virginia, was about to do a live report when she was accidentally hit by an SUV. She went to the hospital to get checked out but is said to be doing fine. pic.twitter.com/FY0MZ0btC0
According to her, “I can’t even describe what telling stories does for me, I really, really like to impact people and make a difference in their communities and try to get the best and most accurate information out to them, so they can make the best decision for their lives.”
She concluded, “I love having that responsibility, and the trust I have with anyone I come in contact with is something I’ve never taken for granted and never will,”
Next time, make sure you are at the right spot, Tori! Keep safe!