TV viewers are used to seeing car crashes take place during their favorite entertainment programs. But every once in a while, a live television broadcast will show an unexpected auto accident. While a wreck itself isn't funny, the reactions of people on live TV often are. Here are seven of the best that the Web has to offer.
This news reporter in Tampa, Florida displays some impressive concentration as she finishes her report on gasoline prices while a car slams into a taxicab behind her. She doesn't turn around - or even flinch. Talk about having ice water in your veins.
This Louisville, Kentucky news reporter was not quite as cool and collected. After giving details about an earlier injury accident at the intersection where he was standing, a minivan crashed into the side of a pickup truck behind him. Give credit to the reporter for exclaiming nothing dirtier than "Oh, gosh!"
This guy didn't fare as well. A reporter for a Wichita, Kansas TV station was doing a feature story on a dangerous intersection (can you say "irony?") when two cars collided behind him at high speed. If you listen closely, he blurts out the majority of a naughty word - but then recovers somewhat and continues speaking to his news colleagues.
Sometimes, a news professional isn't the one who is on-camera when an auto accident occurs. So you would think that a regular person would start freaking out in this type of situation. But this old man on a European newscast is the picture of nonchalance as a car rolls over behind him - right down to the drag he takes on his cigarette.
A public official is being interviewed on British network ITN about a dangerous stretch of roadway. Right behind him, one car skids out of control and runs up a hill, followed by back-to-back (literally) rear-end collisions. But the most priceless moment is the minister's reaction at the 13-second mark. If you don't at least chuckle, then you need to check your pulse.
Who says there's never a cop around when you need one? This police officer in Sweden was being interviewed about a dangerous traffic circle which could cause problems when the weather is bad. You can guess what happened next. Luckily, the officer ended the interview and helped extricate the motorist from the upside-down car.
This clip goes on for four minutes as police in Dallas, Texas try to apprehend a drug suspect. The car chase is being televised live thanks to a helicopter camera. But the best part of this video is the cringe worthy "play-by-play" provided by the off-camera anchor. The worst part? He eventually misses the crash as it happens - but his colleague doesn't.
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