There are television reporters who are very passionate about their work, who do not measure the danger in order to report an accident in a timely manner, but who very rarely want to become the center of the news. This is the case of Tori Yorgey, a young journalist from WSAZ-TV, in West Virginia, United States, who drew attention after being hit live by a vehicle and, far from worrying about her health, continued her report. The video turned viral and YouTube.
“Oh my God! I just got hit by a car, but I’m fine. I just got hit by a car, but I’m fine, Tim.”, told host Tim Irr just after a pickup truck hit her on Wednesday, January 19.
She was dispatching live the incidences of the rupture of a main water pipe.
The presenter’s reaction to the outrage
The intrepid reporter ended up on the ground after the impact of the vehicle and even tripped over her camera. After this he quickly stood up, collected everything and continued talking.
“Well, that’s a first for you on TV, Tori.”Tim Irr told him, because the young woman was live, narrating and recording at the same time, what is known as a video reporter.
Then the presenter asked if she was hurt and where she had been hit. “I don’t even know, Tim (…) My whole life flashed before my eyes (…) I thought I was in a safe place, but clearly we might need to move the camera a bit”.
reporter did not stop reporting
After getting up, Tori Yorgey She said that she had already had a similar experience when she was hit by a car.
“That’s live TV for you. Everything is fine (…) In fact, I also got hit by a car in college, just like that. I’m so glad I’m okay.”assured the young woman.
After this he continued with his report: “But again, Tim, we’ll come back to the report, right? We are on Roxalana Hills Driver in Dunbar. This is where the main water break is.”, assured.
There is no more information about the driver who caused the accident, but during the video that went viral, he could be heard apologizing to her and saying: “ma’am, you are so sweet and you are fine”.
Attacks on the presenter of the program
Yes OK Tori Yorgey is safe and users praised his professionalism, others criticized Tim Irr for his described ‘nonchalant’ reaction to the accident. He used his social networks to explain what happened.
“On the contrary. I couldn’t see what happened. Only audio. So, I wasn’t really convinced that she was okay (…) Trying to stay calm at this point wasn’t easy for everyone involved. But we tried the best we could. In hindsight, I appreciate that they stayed with her to make sure she was really okay.”, wrote and Twitter.
The press man also revealed that the reporter was taken to a hospital and that she is “Young, but she is a professional for sure”.
This was a bumpy farewell for Tori Yorgey, who said on Facebook that starting February 1, he will work for ABC affiliate WTAE in Pittsburgh. “I can’t even begin to describe the privilege and pleasure I’ve had bringing news into your homes for the last three years.”, He said.