Novak Hits Pedestrian With Corvette, Keeps Driving

Hurting an innocent person and then moving on as if nothing happened? Are the DC Police sure it wasn't Valerie Plame?

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Politico:

Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak was cited by police after he hit a pedestrian with his black Corvette in downtown Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning.

“I didn’t know I hit him. ... I feel terrible,” a shaken Novak told reporters from Politico and WJLA as he was returning to his car. "He's not dead, that's the main thing." Novak said he was a block away from 18th and K streets Northwest, where the accident occurred, when a bicyclist stopped him and said he had hit someone. He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

You didn't know you hit him? Well I guess you must have just grazed the guy, right?

Bono said that the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a "Walk" signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and that Novak then made a right into the service lane of K Street. “This car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said.

I'm sorry, but I think most normal people would notice a 66 year old man rolling across their windshield. I'm just saying...

Update: John Amato: Why wasn't Novak given a field sobriety test? This is very weird. You hit someone, leave the scene and then the police aren't suspicious?

TP notes:

Politico notes that in a 2001 interview with the Washington Post, Novak said, “I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don’t run the country, all I can do is yell at ‘em. The other option is to run ‘em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that.”

UPDATE: ABC 7 is reporting that the victim is worse than first thought:

The pedestrian who was struck by prominent Washington columnist and commentator Robert Novak is in worse shape than first thought, a hospital source tells ABC 7 News.


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The victim, a 66-year-old man, appeared somewhat incoherent, said the source who had seen the victim. The man appeared to have casts on his neck and back. The victim was X-rayed and a surgical team plans to evaluate him, the source said.

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