- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ABC News’ Brian Ross hit a jaywalker with his BMW Sunday night outside the network’s studios in New York City, police said.

Roman Dati, 52, a former taxi driver from Queens, suffered a broken left arm, bruises and back pain, the New York Post reported.

“I see him coming at me, 10 to 15 mph, and I think he will stop, but he keeps continues,” Mr. Dati recalled. “I am yelling, ‘Stop! Stop! Whoa! Whoa!’ I step back, and just then, his bumper hits my knees, and I put my arms out to protect myself.”

Mr. Ross, 65, was following traffic rules and turning left from 67th Street onto Columbus Avenue when Mr. Dati stepped into the road in front of him, police told the Post.

Mr. Ross said he hit the man as he was pulling up to his parking space.

“As this happened right in front of WABC, I was able to take [Mr. Dati] inside our lobby and waited with him until the police and EMTs arrived, who then put his arm in a sling and took him to the hospital,” he said in a statement. “My only concern was to ensure the gentleman was OK and treated immediately.”

Mr. Dati told the Post that Mr. Ross initially kept his distance but later approached to apologize.

“When they took me towards the ambulance, he came over and apologized,” he said. “He said he was very sorry and wished me well. He said he hoped I had a good recovery and shook my hand.”

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