A reporter was blindsided by an errant skateboard which smacked him squarely in the back of the head while shooting a piece to camera.
Video courtesy of Channel Seven Australia
Mike Amor, the US bureau chief for Channel Seven Australia, was filming a piece to camera at a skate park in Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
The camera pulls away from a skater performing some basic stunts to focus on Amor – but just a few seconds later, a riderless board flew up from the rink and have him a hefty whack.
But, a seasoned professional, Amor refrained from uttering any expletives and soon waved away those coming to his aid, telling them: “I’m good, I’m good.”
He then returned to filming his piece to camera.
Amor has worked as a TV journalist for the past 25 years, being posted out to Haiti, Indonesia, Libya and New York, where he reported on the September 11 attacks.