News Update on Novak’s Victim
posted by July 23 at 17:10 PMon
The pedestrian who was hit by Valerie Plame-outing conservative columnist Robert Novak this morning in an apparent attempted hit-and-run (Novak claimed not to see the 66-year-old man, but the bicyclist who stopped him said the victim was “splayed across the windshield” of Novak’s Corvette) is in worse condition than previously thought.
The victim, a 66-year-old man, appeared somewhat incoherent, said the source who had seen the victim. The man appeared to have casts on his neck and back. The victim was X-rayed and a surgical team plans to evaluate him, the source said. […]
Novak said he didn’t know anything was wrong until a bicyclist rode ahead of him and blocked traffic. The bicyclist, attorney David Bono, informed Novak he had hit a pedestrian.
“I see something of an older gentleman in the crosswalk get hit. The black Corvette convertible take a right turn onto the K Street service road; the pedestrian rolls off to the left and the car speeds away,” he said.
Bono dismissed Novak’s assertion that he never say the struck pedestrian.
“There was a pedestrian splayed on his windshield — I don’t think there is anyway you can miss that,” Bono said.
Bono also said that the pedestrian was in a crosswalk and had the right of way.