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."
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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.
Was it Valerie Plame's husband?
I almost got clipped once when I went to school in D.C. I hope the guys O.K. I don't like Novak's political views but he certainly didn't mean to hit someone. I'm really not sure why this on the political ticker just because it's Novak.
is this guy related to laura bush?
There should be an age where a person have to retake the road test and the eye test.
Old man should give up his license.
lol How could he not know
Driving too far to the right again, Bob?
the pedestrian did look a little like joe wilson, after all...
Ken Pittsburgh writes: "can you spell L-A-W- S-U-I-T-E"
Poor Bob... he's having such a bad week. Glad to hear the pedestrian will be ok.
Driving test for anyone over age 60 once every 2 years, over age 70 once every year
that's what happens when you're concentrating too hard on trying to keep all your lies and betrayals straight and not on your driving!
karma is a you-know-what, Roberto!
I think he is trying to send a message. Watch Out!!!!!
Can a person claim 'I did not know that I hit someone' and leave the scene and its OK?
Bob Novak should not be driving. Dick Cheney should not be hunting. James Dobson should not be an ordained minister. And George Bush should not be president of this country.
On cell phone???? Can you say lawsuit .
This guy should have his license revoked. He is obviously too old to drive. Time for cops to pay more attention to drivers who think they own the road. Pedestrians and cyclists should be applauded for saving gas and not used for target practice.
Put this old man in a nursing home where he belongs!
Ever try being a pedestrian in DC? It's a minor miracle I'm still alive–I have close calls on a daily basis!
Hopefully Novak's backpocket will get hit next.
SOME OLD PEOPLE JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN TO GIVE UP DRIVING.
Funniest story of the year (providing the poor pedestrian is OK)
maybe he thought the pedestrian was a CIA agent.
Ken Pittsburgh, I can, you can't.
How Can a person claim 'I did not know that I hit someone' and leave the scene and its OK by law?
I really enjoy all who say "this is not news" and are posting here anyway.
If you read other accounts, the pedestrian rolled off the hood. How could the prince of darkness not see that?