A Sunrise reporter had to use more than his journalism skills during a live television cross on Friday.
Reporter Liam Tapper was preparing to discuss a fourth day of traffic congestion on Sydney’s new Rozelle interchange.
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But when he and his camera crew arrived just before 6am, instead of finding banked-up cars and drivers hoping to get ahead of the peak-hour traffic, Tapper discovered a motorist whose car had broken down on Victoria Rd.
The man told Tapper his car’s alternator had stopped working on his way to work.
“He was so happy to have us there,” Tapper told 7NEWS.com.au.
The Sunrise reporter offered to help the driver, who then started to roll his car in neutral downhill as another Sunrise crew member stepped onto the road, signalling for oncoming traffic to stop.
Liam Tapper was seen pushing a car on a Sydney road during what was meant to be a live cross for Sunrise. Credit: 7NEWS
The camera crew captured the action as Tapper then helped push the car while the driver navigated it into a nearby carpark.
The driver thanked Tapper for his efforts.
“The thing he was most embarrassed about was that he had to call his wife to pick him up and take him to work,” Tapper said.
“He wasn’t embarrassed that he was going to be on Sunrise — he was very happy about that.”