Reporter hit by car on live TV

“We’re fine, Tim!”…are you?

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Being a live news anchor can be a very demanding job. Late nights, early mornings and crazy places are all part of what news anchors will encounter when reporting live breaking news.

However, it is very rare for the presenter to end up in an on-air altercation or accident. On Wednesday, WSAZ-TV reporter Tori Yorgey was covering live from Dunbar, West Virginia, USA, on a local water main break.

While she was reporting, something totally unexpected happened…

She was hit by a car on live TV and the camera kept rolling.

Watch below:

Luckily, the incident wasn’t serious and Tori played it cool. The camera, recording everything despite her fall, captures Tori saying, “Oh my god, I just got hit by a car, but I’m fine. I’m fine, you know, it’s live TV for you . Everything is fine. “

She later repeats the lines “I’m fine, we’re fine, we’re fine, Tim”. She said this to reassure the audience and people in the studio that she was fine, despite the obvious shock.

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The moment gets even more interesting when Tori tells us with a big smile on her face that this isn’t the first time she’s been hit by a car. She was hit by a car when she was a student. It makes it look like she’s fine because she’s been there, done that.

Following this incident, the outlet did a follow-up episode of Tori in the studio where she told us about the events following the incident.

She talks to anchor Tim about how the team took her to the hospital to be “checked out” and there were absolutely no broken bones, just a few light bruises.

She described the moment, adding: “I was there looking at the camera and just as I was literally about to speak I felt like a big slap in the back and I just saw the car. I thought I was going under the wheel. I thought I was being run over at that moment. It was really, really scary.

Nevertheless, she continued. “It’s always my first instinct, get up if I can,” she said. “I really love my job, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”

The video that has gone viral shows us how careful you have to be on the roads, but also how to react to an incident is so important.

Thank goodness we didn’t have a Regina George on our hands!

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