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.
Shame on that pedestrian for trying to take away Bobby's right of way.
Was the pedestrian Valerie Plame?
Was he an Obama supporter? Should've voted for Cynthia McKinney.
And the point?
It must have been someone who was whining about the state of the economy.
Was the pedetrian Valerie Plame by any chance?
Seriously, is this political news or just sensational news? I guess you (CNN) have a lot of airtime, and have to fill it up with something.
On a side note, please introduce a rating system for the comments/blog. Way too many idiots, incoherent and non relevant contents, and misspellers on this site. Let the free market forces subvert such people.
Actually, its probably the only time Robert Novak hit anything head on. I'm sympathetic for the person that was hurt, but Robert Novak has not been on target on anything since I first heard of him.
Maybe they should take his driver's license away!
He then diverted attention by outing a dozen more covert CIA agents.
How come he wasn't charged with hit and run?
Slow News Day Eh?
Once again, Novak veers too far to the right.
He was probably reading a text message from John McCain when it happened.
You're taking that "Prince of Darkness" thing a little too far, aren't you, traitor?
"A bicycle rider stopped me and said I had hit someone."
How do republicans ever know when they hit someone or the country? Just a thought!
It's time for him to let someone else do the driving. I believe he is around 78 years old.
CNN...what gives? Did the moderator take off today?
What else can this man possibly do wrong? Sheesh.
More proof as to just how clueless this guy is.
Witness on the scene also said that Mr. Novac babbled non-stop and made absolutely no sense, insisting that he did not see the pedestrian because the pedestrian was "under cover".
If anybody else did that, they would have been charged with hit and run, and/or leaving the scene of an accident. Then he could explain it to the judge.
Mr. Novak is 77 years old. Maybe it's time he think about retirement.
I work about 3 blocks east of there. DC is well known for its high number of vehicle-pedestrian accidents. I sometimes still fail to realize why people insist on driving in downtown DC instead of taking the metro. Then again the drivers run red lights, cut people, and act as guardian of the road. It's actually kind of annoying.
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