Philly native, WV reporter gets rocked by car on live TV
Philadelphia native, now West Virginia reporter Tori Yorgey, got absolutely destroyed by a car on live television last night while reporting on a water main break in Charleston, West Virginia. Before we break down what happened on a slick evening down in coal country, take a look at what transpired:
To be clear, Tori survived the incident and is confirmed to be okay, which is a massive relief for all involved. That includes us here at The Liberty Line because, thanks to the rules of blogging, we can now make fun of this entire situation.
Of course, there’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s just start from the beginning. First, we’ve got to acknowledge how hilarious it is that she was hit by a car sliding on ice while reporting live on hazardous driving conditions.
The reporter’s immediate reaction to being hit by a car was legendary; it clearly wasn’t her first rodeo. In fact, it was her second, as she informed the viewing public through a classic Philly-area accent, she had been hit by a car like that once in college.
Clearly, Yorgey is the definition of a pro reporter, so she set her camera back up and finished the spot, all while reassuring the woman that hit her that it’s no big deal. What a class act and a shining example of Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, the reaction to the struck reporter in-studio was a little suspect.
The anchor seemed utterly unsurprised by what had happened. He hardly had a single reaction to the collision, broadcast delay or not. The people at home noticed too:
As an amateur criminal psychologist, his complete lack of reaction implies he already knew a car would hit the reporter. Of course, someone with no prior information would not react in such a way.
When you think about how it would be possible for him to see it coming, it leads down a dark path. I’m not in the business of making wild accusations (I absolutely am), but I’m incredibly suspicious here.
Did the anchor put a hit out on Tori Yorgey, ace reporter?
I mean, just look at his face as he assesses Yorgey’s safety.
That’s a guilt man if I’ve ever seen one. Let me know what you think, America.
Mandatory Credit: WSAZ News