Hit and run accident

  Sounds like the hit and run I saw by the Tempe library!
"I see the guy go up on the hood, up on the windshield the guy rolled off the hood and landed on the street."


Robert Novak hits pedestrian

Plame affair columnist issued $50 ticket by Washington police

Jul. 24, 2008 12:00 AM

Washington Post

Syndicated columnist and TV political pundit Robert Novak said he was issued a $50 citation by Washington, D.C., police Wednesday morning after he hit a pedestrian while driving his sports car in downtown Washington.

Witnesses said the collision occurred in slow-moving traffic about 10 a.m. as Novak, 77, was headed north on 18th Street NW in his black 2004 Chevrolet Corvette.

District of Columbia fire department spokesman Alan Etter said the victim is a man in his 60s who was taken to George Washington University Medical Center with "very minor injuries."

Novak, who was cited for failing to yield a right of way, said in an interview that he was unaware at first that he had struck the pedestrian.

After Novak had driven about a block from the scene, he said, he was flagged down by several witnesses, including a bicyclist who called D.C. police.

Asked if he believed Novak's account of not seeing the pedestrian, bicyclist David Bono, 47, said, "No, I would not believe that."

Bono, a partner at the law firm Harkins Cunningham, said: "I can tell you what I saw. I was on K Street on my bicycle and what I saw was a guy get hit by a black Corvette convertible. I see the guy go up on the hood, up on the windshield."

As the Corvette turned right from 18th Street onto the service road beside K, Bono said, "the guy rolled off the hood and landed on the street."

District police have not returned calls seeking comment on the incident.

Novak is perhaps best-known for revealing the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame in a 2003 column.

The disclosure led to an ongoing investigation of who in the Bush administration leaked Plame's identity to the media.


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