As you may of heard by now, conservative columnist and DoubleSpeak avoider Robert Novak was involved in a hit-and-almost-run this morning in downtown Washington, DC. Novak, who was driving a black Corvette convertible at the time apparently “didn’t know he hit” the pedestrian and according to media accounts was pretty “shaken.”
â€œI didnâ€™t know I hit him. I feel terrible,â€ a shaken Novak told reporters from Politico and WJLA as he was returning to his car. “He’s not dead, that’s the main thing.” Novak said he was a block away from 18th and K streets Northwest, where the accident occurred, when a bicyclist stopped him and said, “You hit someone.” He said he was cited for failing to yield the right of way.
The bicyclist was David Bono, a partner at Harkins Cunningham, who was on his usual bike commute to work at 1700 K St. N.W. when he witnessed the accident.
DoubleSpeak readers should be very familiar with Robert Novak. Remember back in January when he refused to answer Matthew’s question about the GOP primary campaign? In case you missed it, here is that video again:
I work nearby, so I just went downstairs to the scene of the accident and snapped this photo on my blackberry:
Lastly, here is some news footage from the scene:
“He’s not dead, that’s the main thing.” –Robert Novak
UPDATE: More pictures