D.C. Police Chief Newsham spoke to reporters about an incident where a vehicle struck two police officers and a traffic control aide. Newsham said it occurred at before 9pm Eastern Time. All injured were taken to hospitals, one is in very critical condition, while the other two are believed to be in non-life threatening, but serious condition.
He said that the truck struck another vehicle, and the driver arrested by police.
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Witnesses say a white pickup truck ran over a pedestrian and two police officers in early reports from a crash in the Adams Morgan area of Washington D.C.
People at the scene were posting videos on social media:
The DC Police official Twitter account reported, “Police Activity: 2400 b/o 18th St NW from Columbia Rd to California St NW No vehicular or Pedestrian Access.”
Fox News 5 reported that two police officers were struck, and the driver was arrested.
A woman claiming to be a witness wrote on Facebook, “While out for ice cream with friends, right in front of us, a guy in that truck drove through a crowd of people, walking, on bikes, and even cops and ended up crashing into a garabage [sic] truck.”
Another witness says the truck was swerving when it struck the police officers: