A seemingly mundane news story taking place in West Virginia turned into a wild video captured on live television when news reporter Tori Yorgey was struck by a car.
The video, which has been shared on social media, shows a car entering the frame and hitting Yorgey out of frame. “Oh my god! I just got hit by a car, but I’m okay. I just got hit by a car, but I’m okay, Tim.”
“Well, that’s a first for you on TV, Tori,” anchor Tim Irr responds with a very calm demeanor.
When the woman who struck her asks if she’s okay, Yorgey cheerfully responded, “I’m okay — you know, that’s live TV for you — it’s all good.” Surprisingly, this actually wasn’t the first time she was struck by a car. “I actually got hit by a car in college, too, just like that. I am so glad I’m okay!”
Picking the camera back up, which was mounted on a tripod, Yorgey says into the camera, “It’s a one-woman band.” She made light of the situation by stating, “You know, it’s my last week on the job and I think this would happen. Specifically to me, Tim.”
“My whole life just flashed before my eyes,” Yorgey said in response to being asked if she was hit down low or up high. “But this is live TV and everything’s okay.” She then continued her story on the water main break happening behind her. Watch the video below:
West Virginia TV reporter @toriyorgeytv gets hit by a car but finishes her shot.— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) January 20, 2022
Twitter users had split reactions to what happened to Yorgey on live television. See what they had to say below.