Must See TV: News Reporter Gets Hit By Car, Continues Reporting

Believe the hype -- West Virginia’s WSAZ-TV has hard-hitting news. Literally.

On Wednesday evening WSAZ-TV’s Tori Yorgey proved to viewers that nothing will stop her from reporting the news, not even vehicular assault.

As she was reporting on severe weather in Dunbar, WV, Yorgery was struck by a car while live on the air. Clearly driven to deliver the latest temperature and precipitation news to the people, Yorgery must have viewed her run-in with oncoming traffic as merely a bump in the road because she continued with her broadcast with very little interruption.

“Oh my God! I just got hit by a car, but I’m OK. I just got hit by a car, but I’m OK, Tim,” Yorgey can be heard telling an in-studio anchor just seconds after nearly becoming roadkill.


Yorgey’s unwanted lift didn’t seem to faze her. Maybe that’s because she’s made a habit of meeting metal at inopportune times.

“I actually got hit by a car in college, too, just like that,” said Yorgey. “I am so glad I’m OK.”


“It is all good. You know, this is my last week on the job, and I think this would happen,” a stunned but otherwise unharmed Yorgey told viewers.

That’s one heck of a sendoff.

By my count, Yorgey was on the car or ground for only 9 seconds. For comparison, LeBron James laid on the court for 80 seconds last May after he was poked in the eye. Both continued to do their jobs in the immediate aftermath, though it’s impossible to say which was the grittier performance.

“My whole life flashed before my eyes, but this is live TV and everything is OK,” Yorgey insisted.

Talk about built Ford tough.


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