News reporter Tori Yorgey recently got a terrifying scare during a live news broadcast. The incident aired live on WSAZ out of Huntington, West Virginia while she was giving an on-scene report to veteran anchorman Tim Irr. As Tori was preparing to give a report from a highway, a car slid out of control and struck her.

The Today Show reported on the scary accident, because WSAZ is an NBC affiliate. Yorgey was working without a photographer, so she was alone when she was hit by the SUV. Tori was visibly shaken up, but said she was OK and continued like a true pro.

Tori said this wasn’t the first time she’d ever been hit. A vehicle also struck her when she was in college. That could explain her relatively calm reaction.

“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. I’m OK. We’re all good. 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 OK!”

The driver of the SUV did stop to check on Tori. Yorgey was doing fine and later went to a local hospital as a precaution. It was noted that this occurred during her last week at WSAZ. Yorgey is actually on her way out of WSAZ as she is headed to WTAE in Pittsburgh. What a send-off.

Live television can bring on some unexpected events. Fortunately, Tori Yorgey was not seriously hurt. Tori definitely suffered a huge scare. It’s not the first time for a reporter with an adventurous history. You can check out the crazy footage below.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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