As Mr. Novak writes:
Mr. Novak goes on to write, "The person I hit, identified by police as Don, with no fixed address, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where police said, ‘There are no visible injuries.’" The man’s full name is actually Don Clifford Liljenquist and he is 86 years old, according to The Washington Post‘s Paul Duggan.
Mr. Novak then tells of his diagnosis and treatment. He is now home in Washington, recovering and trying "to get back at least parts of my normal life."
"There are mad bloggers who profess to take delight in my distress," Mr. Novak writes. "but there’s no need to pay them attention in the face of such an outpouring of good will for me. I had thought 51 years of rough-and-tumble journalism in Washington made me more enemies than friends, but my recent experience suggests the opposite may be the case."