Reporter Gets Hit By Car Only To Quickly Get Up And Continue Live Broadcast

In the decades that TV journalists have conducted live reports, they've had to deal with all sorts of bizarre intrusions from the world around them.

This can sometimes take the form of nature saying hello in its own way, but it's more likely that other people will try to interfere with these reporters doing their jobs.

And whether they're starved for attention or looking for a bizarre avenue to make their point, these passers-by can create uncomfortable and sometimes even unsafe situations for reporters.

But in one incident we'll be going over today, one of the most perilous situations that one of them was put in happened by complete accident.

On the evening of January 19, Tori Yorgey of WSAZ-TV was covering a story about a broken water main in Dunbar, West Virginia.

During this segment, she and anchor Tim Irr discussed the fact that numerous emergency vehicles were on the scene, which seemed to confuse drivers about where to go.

And unfortunately, one driver would demonstrate this problem in the scariest way possible.

Before she could respond to one of Irr's statements, Yorgey would be sideswiped by an SUV and knocked over.

And while the footage is startling, Yorgey would tell viewers within seconds that while she had just been hit by a car, she was OK.

And when Irr remarked that this was a first for her, Yorgey said, "That's live TV for you. I actually got hit by a car in college too just like that."

And as the woman who hit her apologized for the accident, Yorgey reassured her, saying, "Ma'am, you are so sweet and you're OK. It is all good."

Although she was clearly shaken up by what happened, Yorgey saw some humor in her situation, saying, "You know, it's my last week on the job and I think this would happen specifically to me, Tim."

Irr then asked where she was hit, which we can see in the full video that Yorgey can't really answer because everything happened so fast.

As she put it, "My whole life just flashed before my eyes."

And before the video ends, she mentioned that she thought she had set up the camera in a safe spot, but her brush with traffic made it abundantly clear that she needed to move it over some more.

That's quite the way to find that out.