The Dark Lord, Robert Novak, apparently didn’t notice he had run over a pedestrian, and kept going, even though the victim was on Novak’s car. Sounds like a hit and run to me.
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.
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.
Novakula in a black Corvette sounds appropriate somehow. Novak shouldn’t be allowed to mingle with humans.
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.
As he traveled east on K Street, crossing 18th, Bono said a “black Corvette convertible with top closed plowed into the guy. The guy is sort of splayed onto the windshield.”
Bono said that the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a “Walk” signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and that Novak then made a right into the service lane of K Street. “The car is speeding away. What’s going through my mind is, you just can’t hit a pedestrian and drive away,” Bono said.