The conservative commentator and columnist kept driving after the crash. In an exclusive interview with ABC 7 News, Novak, 77, said didn't know he had hit someone until a bicyclist stopped him a block away.
"I do not believe Novak did not see or hear or feel the impact," Gary Cohen, an eyewitness, said. "I don't know how anyone could."
The investigating officer apparently believe Novak's version. Novak was issued a $50 fine for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.
All of the witnesses contacted by ABC 7 News say they have not been interviewed by police. Many also said the officer did not seem eager to talk to them.