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.
Just as Robert No-Facts cannot be trusted with a newspaper column or a TV show, it looks like he can't be trusted with a car, either. :-)
What about "hit and run"? It is BS that he wasn't arrested on the spot.
hummm, reminds me of Jack Cafferty. Cant think of the reason at the moment, but im sure it will come to me.
He's a hit and run artist...just ask Valerie Plame!
Do you know of how many people on either motor cycles or bikes are killed every year because of some dumb azz that is too busy talking on the phone, putting on makeup or reading while driving?
Chances are, if you hit anyone on a mc or bike you are going to kill them, you slam on your brakes and they are behind you, you are going to kill them as they can't stop as fast as you do.
I have a feeling he did know he hit the pedestrian, but didn't feel the need to stop.
He's been running over and trampling the public trust for some time now.
A natural extension of his rampant and impersonal nature–would include pedestrians, cattle, and small children while driving a motor vehicle.
Why should he be any more cautious in what he does when it comjes to a motor vehicle–when he is equally careless with his tongue and pen?
Yep, try this guy for treason; alternatively, STOP GIVING HIM ANY RECOGNITION!!! He needs to be put out to pasture....
John McCain is doing enough on his own to discredit himself. The pressure of trying to maintain the lie is getting to Novak.
This isn't the first time that Novak has clipped someone. It's just another day for Robert.
However, one has to wonder if he is too old to drive an automobile. This could been seen as a time for Novak to get out journalism also as he seems a bit indifferent about his professional career as well.
What about "hit and run"? It is deplorable that he wasn't arrested on the spot.
That would do it for Novak. The republicans think they don't live in this earth that we live in and they are above the LAW!
Novak should go to jail for hit and run...........
Hey Texas Trail Dog-
The truth is she was not a secret agent. She had not been "secret" for many years. EVERYONE in the elite washington dc party crowd knew she worked for the CIA. She had not been undercover for over 10 years. That is the truth. You can whine and cry all you want, but it does not change the truth.
And yes, CNN you are fallng fast. Come on, give us something news worthy.
K street no less.Guess he was there getting another payoff for a job well done in the coverup.
That isn't all Novak has hit and "not noticed".
If Traitor Novak were sitting in Leavenworth where he belongs, this wouldn't have happened.
Let me see,
He was rushing to go write the vp for mccain.........This guy is a moron. Remember he was the one who started false rumours of Obama early in the race in his column and Obama took on him........
He is just a moron and can not help to think how sorry I am to that pedestran!
More silly old men unaware of their surroundings in DC... imagine that.
Mundane things like pedestrians hardly penetrate the insular world of right wing egomaniacs. If encouraged to talk about the accident any further, Novak will probably find a way to blame the victim for his inattentive driving.
Obviously, his driving skills are no better than his myopic commentaries or his devotion to our Country ... Journalist my @ss!!
I don't understand how you can get hit by a car. They are big and usually follow a predicted path.
Couldnt care less if it was the King of K Street,"Tom Delay.
I THINK THE REAL STORY HERE IS THAT THIS ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON 17TH AND K STREET, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HANGING AROUND LOBBYIST CENTRAL BOB??? GETTING MORE OF YOUR PATHETIC CORPORATE TALKING POINTS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED YOU BUY THAT NICE CORVETTE HUH? LOL
The pedestrian looked a lot like Joe Wilson. That may explain how he didn't really notice the consequences of his actions.