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Journalist Gets Hit By Car On Live TV But Continues Reporting (Video)

journalist Gets Hit By Car On Live TV

Every profession has hazards but this seemed a bit shocking as it happened on live broadcast.

A TV reporter in Dunbar, West Virginia, got knocked down by a car during a live broadcast as shown in a video which has since gone viral.

Tori Yorgey, a reporter at WSAZ-TV, was struck by a car while she was speaking to anchor Tim Irr who was at the studio.

The video of the incident was shared on social media and it has generated mixed reactions from people.

In the clip, Ms Yorgey was getting ready to report on a water main break in Dunbar when an SUV slammed into her, sending her and her camera crashing down.

Within seconds of being slammed into, Ms Yorgey can be heard saying, “I just got hit by a car, but I am okay, Tim,” she said.

Her assurance is overlapped by her colleague Tim Irr who added, “Wow, that’s a first for you on TV, Tori.”

In response, Ms Yorgey said, “I’m okay, we are all good, you know, that is live TV for you.” She then went on to add, “I actually got hit by a car in college too just like that, I am so glad that I am okay.” To this, Mr Irr reacted with just “wow.”

An unconvinced Mr Irr then asked, “Are you sure you are okay?” The woman, who was presumably driving the SUV, can be heard apologising to Ms Yorgey, who reiterates that she is fine.

“Were you bumped down low Tori or were you hit up high? I couldn’t really tell from looking at you,” Mr Irr continued to ask. To this, she said, “I don’t even know Tim, my whole life just flashed before my eyes but this is live TV and everything is okay.”

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The video was shared online by a user named Timothy Burke, who said, “We’re good, Tim,” quoting Ms Yorgey.

Watch video:

(NDTV)

 

About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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