Reporter Gets Hit By Car On Live TV

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TV reporter Tori Yorgey for NBC affiliate WSAZ of Huntington, West Virginia, was giving a video report when she was suddenly struck by a car, got knocked to the ground, and bounced back up to finish her report.

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The accident happened on Wednesday while she was covering a water main break in Dunbar all on her own and had her camera and lights set up on a tripod filming a video.

In the video, you can see her lunge forward after being struck by the moving vehicle.

“Oh my God. I just got by a car, but I’m okay!” she says with a laugh immediately after it happened. “You know that’s live TV for ya! It’s all good! I actually got hit by a car in college too just like that. I am so glad I’m okay!”

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Tori gracefully gets back up, fixes her lights and camera, and finishes giving her report of the water break.

In the background, you can hear the driver apologizing to Tori for hitting her, “Ma’am, you’re so sweet, and you are okay.”

Yorgey said to her co-host in the studio Tim Irr, “That woman was so nice though. She didn’t mean to. It was an accident and I know it was. Again Tim, we’ll get back to the report. We’re on Roxalana Hills Drive in Dunbar, this is where that water break is.”

Watch Footage Of The Moment Below