Victim in Novak Hit-and-Run 'Doing Fine'

'I'm a pretty tough guy,' 86-year-old homeless pedestrian says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2008 2:42 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The pedestrian struck by Robert Novak's Corvette this week says that other than a dislocated shoulder, he’s “doing fine,” the Washington Post reports. In fact, Don Liljenquist seems more star-struck than car-struck: "Bob Novak is the one that hit me?" the homeless 86-year-old said in a radio interview. "He's a famous journalist! Well, I think that makes it a great story!"

Novak, 77, says he did not realize he’d hit anyone, although a lawyer on the scene who stopped Novak’s car and informed him of the collision said Liljenquist had a green light and wound up "sort of splayed into the windshield." The columnist received a $50 traffic citation for failing to yield.