Live TV definitely has its surprise moments.
WSAZ’s Tori Yorgey got a shock this week as she was reporting on live local news from a water-main break in West Virginia.
The reporter was chatting to her co-host Tim back in the studio when a car hit her from behind.
On Friday, Yorgey appeared on “Today” to talk about the surreal experience.
“When I saw it, I was really surprised, because you stand there waiting for your shot to go on air for a few minutes at least, and of course, right as I’m about to talk, it happens,” she said.
“It just was amazing that it got so in the frame.”
Yorgey also said that her mom was “not too happy” about the incident: “She was really upset in the beginning, but now that she knows I’m okay — my whole family, the same deal — they’re a lot better now.”
Talking about her in-the-moment reaction, which included trying to make sure the driver and others were okay, Yorgey said, “Accidents happen, and that woman, bless her heart, she did not mean to do that. I could tell as soon as she got out of the car, and I just read her face.”
She also added, “I was in shock,” explaining that for a moment she thought she had been pulled under the SUV tires.
In the original video, Yorgey could be seen starting her segment when the vehicle came up behind her, knocking her over.
“Oh my gosh. I just got hit by a car,” Yorgey said. “I just got hit by a car, but I’m OK, Tim.”
She insisted, “We’re all good… It’s a one-woman band!” telling the lady who was checking on her: “Ma’am, you are so sweet… it is all good.”
“You know, it’s my last week on the job, and I think this would happen specifically to me, Tim,” she joked.
The broadcaster added, “My whole life just flashed before my eyes, but this is live TV and everything’s OK.
“I thought I was in a safe spot but clearly we might need to move the camera over a bit.”
Yorgey then proved she was a trooper by continuing her report on the treacherous weather conditions.
See more in the clip above.