Two Washington D.C. patrol officers riding bicycles, an employee of the District Department of Transportation and two pedestrians were injured after a pickup truck hit them in Adams Morgan on June 8.
The incident occurred at Columbia Road and 18th Street NW, and one of the patrol officers is listed in critical condition at an area hospital. The other officer and the DOT employee, who’s believed to be an air traffic controller, have been listed in serious condition, ABC 7 in Washington D.C. reported.
The suspected driver of the truck and a passenger were apprehended by responding officers and taken into custody.
A motive, or if the crash was due to impairment hasn’t yet been determined, but at least one weapon was found by authorities inside of the truck and police haven’t yet ruled out terrorism.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham held a press conference shortly after the incident to give the latest details.
Newsham said that while one officer remains in critical condition, other injuries suffered by the victims didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
The F.B.I. has reportedly been called to the scene to investigate further.
A witness told ABC 7’s Tim Barber that the truck was cruising down the street at around 50 mph when it hit the victims and then an unoccupied garbage truck.
Police responded heavily to the scene where the incident took place, and social media was flooded with photos and videos from the scene.
Officers were seen down on the ground being tended to by bystanders, and photos of an alleged suspect also surfaced.
Here are some of those photos and videos:
An Officer Was Seen Laying on the Ground Next to Bystanders
The White Truck Appeared to T-Bone the Garbage Truck After Hitting the Victims
Shattered Glass & a Bike Were Seen at the Scene
One User Had a Picture of What Looked to Be a Suspect Handcuffed by Police
The Aftermath Showed Ambulances Responding
One User Was ‘Shaken’ After Witnessing the Crash
Dozens of People Gathered at the Scene
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