It seems that the guy Bob Novak slammed with his car while he was walking in the crosswalk is in worse condition than before and "appeared to have casts on his neck and back." Novak is saying that the reason he sped away from the incident is that he didn't realize he hit the guy, but a witness says the victim was "splayed on his windshield."

I saw on television earlier this morning that for breaking traffic laws and seriously injuring a man through conduct that could easily have killed him, Novak is going to get . . . a $50 fine. That's ludicrous. Lawlessly running down pedestrians should be a serious offense.

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