WASHINGTON (CNN) - Journalist Robert Novak hit a pedestrian with his car in the nation's capital Wednesday morning, Washington police Lt. Michael Lockerman said.
Novak continued driving, unaware he had hit the man, he told told reporters for WJLA-TV and the Web site Politico as he got out of a police car.
"I didn't know I hit anybody," he said near the scene of the incident at 17th and K streets in northwest Washington. "A bicycle rider stopped me and said I had hit someone."
Watch: Robert Novak says he 'did know' he hit anybody
Novak said he was cited for failure to yield right of way.
"I feel terrible," said the journalist, a long-time Washington insider who works as a syndicated columnist.
"It was a slight clipping. The pedestrian hurt his shoulder. It was a slight injury, nothing serious," the police spokesman said.
The pedestrian was taken to George Washington University Hospital, and was expected to be treated and released later Wednesday, a fire department spokesman told CNN.
Cool. Did Matt Lauer walk past a homeless guy without acknowledging him? Did Stephen Colbert give another driver the finger after cutting him off?
Referring to Robert Novak as a journalist is oxymoron and an insult to anyone who attempts to honestly report news.
Very sad about the pedestrian. I'm glad he's alright. BUT ROBERT NOVAK NEEDS TO BE TRIED FOR TREASON. THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS DOES NOT APPLY WHEN YOU GIVE UP ONE OF YOUR COUNTRY'S SECRET AGENTS NAME TO THE PUBLIC WORLD. HE, BUSH AND CHENEY MUST BE TRIED FOR TREASON. ATTORNEY GENERAL DO YOUR JOB. BESIDES HE WASN'T ACTING AS A NEWSMAN HERE ANYWAY HE WAS ACTING AS A REPUBLICAN DOING REPUBLICAN THINGS OF WHAT THEY DO BEST. SETTING PEOPLE UP TO BE DESTROYED.
I hope will be ok. Other than that, I fail to see how this is news or worthy of a blog.
What a bad week for Robert Novak after deception by McCain group, now he had a car crash. I am sure McCain deception is the root of this confusion and car crashing. We still love you Rob, hope you are okay.
I had said this before and I will say it again...OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUDS!
Bob Novak (The Prince of Darkness) and David Broder (The Karl Rovian Candidate) should retire.
I hope the pedestrian will be ok. Other than that, I fail to see how this is news or worthy of a blog.
Sure, this is news; but is it worth reporting???
He truly is the prince of darkness
Thank God the pedestrian will be ok.
What, did the traitor do a hit and run on another CIA agent?
who cares? this has NOTHING to do with national politics, sorry. journalists are NOT supposed to be the content of news, please, CNN/.
Obviously, it is Bush's fault
That is terrible and i wish the injured person well.
By the way, since we are on the subject, why is everyone in an uproar over Obama getting tons of media press? He's a good story, isn't that what the media is supposed to cover?
Also McCain got the SAME coverage hype in 2000.
And isn't McCain the one that told Obama he should go overseas to begin with?
And isn't it funny that Bush is sending diplomats to SYRIA while McCain is saying that Obama's diplomacy ideals are bad? John, if it's bad to talk to enemies, why does the GOP do it?
Sorry for the thread hi-jack.... :)
Was this the McSenile staffer that led Novak astray this week with the vp pick story??????
Connie from Indiana
He's too old to be driving – he needs to take a taxi.
I'm in my late 60s and dread when I have to give it up, but I'd rather be dependent than to risk taking someone's life.
TEST all over 60 ever 2 years !!!!!
Why does CNN want people to comment on this unfortunate event? Really tasteless!
If he was in jail for outing the CIA agent, he would not be driving around now.
Who cares about this ... on the political ticker?
Geesh .... get a clue CNN.
Novak is a real scum...he outed an undercover CIA agent. He should be tried for treason. Too bad he couldn't run over himself.
Wonder if the patient's name was Valerie Plame?
And cue snarky commennnnnnnnnts... NOW!
Hope your both OK. Good news that he doenst seem seriously injured.
I suppose Cheney leaked this story too?
Tell him to not do that any more.