(NewsReady.com) – Reporting can be a dangerous job sometimes. Journalists put themselves in dicey situations to get a good story. Recently, a West Virginia reporter found out how dangerous it can be the hard way.
On January 19, journalist Tori Yorgey with WSAZ was in Dunbar, WV, giving a live weather report. A winter storm had rolled through the area bringing snow, ice, and bad road conditions. She was speaking to an anchor back in the studio when a car suddenly careened toward her, slamming into her body and knocking her down. She could be heard saying, “Oh my God, I just got hit by a car but I’m okay, Tim.”
Yorgey’s stunned colleague told her that it was a first for her on television. Miraculously, she stood up after being hit by the vehicle.
Wow, this reporter gets hit by a car, and rebounds to finish the live shot! 😂 pic.twitter.com/dbwKt5N1xc
— Lee K. Howard (@HowardWKYT) January 20, 2022
Yorgey joked that it was funny that she was hit by the car during her last week on the job. The journalist had recently taken a position at a Pennsylvania news station, which she was leaving for at the week’s end.
Although Yorgey was okay, the incident further highlights how dangerous it is to be a reporter, especially on live television. Hopefully, nothing quite so eventful happens to her at her new job.
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