7.24.2008

I didn't see him officer, even though he was "splayed across" my windshield

Columnist issued citation after hitting pedestrian

WASHINGTON --Syndicated columnist Robert Novak says he has been issued a $50 citation after hitting a pedestrian while driving in downtown Washington.

Witnesses say the collision occurred about 10 a.m. Wednesday as the 77-year-old Novak was traveling near K Street in his black Chevrolet Corvette.

D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter said the victim was taken to George Washington University hospital with minor injuries.

Novak tells WJLA-TV he was cited for failing to yield the right of way. He says he didn't realize what happened and continued driving until a bicyclist stopped him.

David Bono, the bicyclist who witnessed the incident, told The Associated Press that the pedestrian was hit in a crosswalk and was splayed across Novak's windshield.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The 77-year-old Novak has since been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

BonjourBruxelles said...

Oh, I know. I imagine many folks were feeling remorseful, guilty, badly the day that bit hit the news. Poor guy.

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