Commuter to the Rescue

Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk with his car. A bike commuter witness it, chases him down, blocks his car with his bike, calls 911, and holds Novak there until the police arrive. Woohoo!

He said he chased Novak half a block down K Street, finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block it and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blaring, until commuters behind Novak backed up so he could pull over.

Have you ever helped someone in need during your ride? Or acted like a superhero? I’ve stopped for my share of flats and also a homeless person that was passed out on the street and had been robbed.

Hat tip to Hugga reader Chad for the story.


The account I read mentioned that Novak said he didn’t notice the pedestrian. It also mentioned that bicyclist said the pedestrian was momentarily splayed across Novak’s windshield.

Novak got a ticket.

Novak == lyin’ ass bitch

I was riding behind another cyclist when a car made a right turn in front of him.  The rider went over the hood and broke his collar bone or arm, not sure.  He was an EMT and said ‘Don’t touch me, just keep that guy from getting away.’

The drivers window was down and I grabbed his shirt with both hands through the window.  When the cops came they made me let him go.

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