Disgraced ABC News Reporter Brian Ross Runs Over NYC Pedestrian

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

Immediately after running over this guy Brian Ross tried to blame the Tea Party. Unfortunately that story didn’t fly.

ABC correspondent Brian Ross smashed his BMW into a jaywalking pedestrian outside the network’s studios on the Upper West Side Sunday evening, authorities said.

The man he hit, a 52-year-old former taxi driver from Queens, suffered a broken left arm, bruises and back pain.

“I said, ‘I know this guy, I’ve seen his face!’ ” injured ex-hack Roman Dati told The Post on Monday of the journalist who appears on such programs as “20/20” and “Good Morning America.”

Cops said Ross, 65, was turning left from 67th Street onto Columbus Avenue at around 6 p.m. when Dati stepped into the path of his black 2013 7 Series Beemer.

Ross had the right of way, turning with the light, when he struck Dati, law-enforcement sources said. There were no drugs or alcohol involved, police said, and no summonses or charges were filed.

Ross said the incident occurred while he was “slowly” pulling up to his parking space.

“As this happened right in front of WABC, I was able to take [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,” Ross said in a statement through an ABC rep.

“My only concern was to ensure the gentleman was OK and treated immediately.”

ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider insisted that Dati came “out of nowhere.”

A likely story. Maybe a real reporter can investigate.

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6 Responses to “Disgraced ABC News Reporter Brian Ross Runs Over NYC Pedestrian”

  1. Nick Shaw on 28/28/14 at 10:31 am

    Me too, CE!
    I thought the quote, “I said, ‘I know this guy, I’ve seen his face!’ ” , was from Ross at first! ;-)

  2. Phinn on 28/28/14 at 11:01 am

    There’s probably a security camera nearby that caught the incident on video. Maybe this Ross incident will be like that Police Chief in Houston whose B.S. story was refuted by a security cam.

    After all, the Surveillance State forgives no one.

  3. Texas Zombie on 28/28/14 at 2:08 pm

    I don’t see the part where he tries to blame the accident on the Tea Party. Where is that part?

  4. bitterclinger on 28/28/14 at 3:03 pm

    Texas Zombie — You missed the joke. A few mass shootings ago Ross knew NOTHING about the shooter but his name.

    Ross reported that there was a local TEA Party member by that same name from the same area. And, as odds would have it, the two people were not remotely related let alone the same.