Two police officers, one traffic officer struck by truck in Adams Morgan


UPDATE (7:51 a.m.): D.C. Police have named and charged the two individuals that were in the truck that struck the officers.

Dwayne Nicholas Taylor, 23, of Prince George, Va. has been charged with Possession Of Unregistered Firearm/unlawful Possession Of A Firearm Or Destructive Device.

Brandon Figures-Mormon, 22, of Disputanta, Va. for Assault with Intent to Kill and Possession Of Unregistered Firearm/unlawful Possession Of A Firearm Or Destructive Device.

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UPDATE (7:29 a.m.): D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham tweeted out Friday morning that the one officer that was in "very critical condition" last night remains critical, but is stable. The other officer, who was listed as having serious, but non-life threatening injuries, is now in "fair condition".

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two D.C. police officers and a D.C. Department of Transportation traffic control officer were struck by a truck in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

As of Thursday night, one of the police officers was listed in "very critical condition" and was being treated at a local hospital. The other police officer and the traffic control officer have serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Two people who were in the striking vehicle were arrested by police.

Police said they do not have a motive or cause for the incident, and could not say if it was targeted.

"We had a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the Adams Morgan area, struck two of our bicycle patrol officers who were working in the area, on duty at the time," said D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham at a news conference outside Medstar Washington Hospital Center where the two police officers were being treated. "And also struck a...District Department of Transportation employee, a traffic control aide."

The crash happened on 18th St. NW shortly before Columbia Rd. NW.

"After the vehicle struck the officers, it proceeded in the intersection and ended up striking a vehicle that was unoccupied," said Newsham. He added that both occupants in the striking vehicle were arrested.

Newsham said that a weapon was recovered from the vehicle.

Witnesses of the aftermath described a chaotic scene where the officers were hit.

"We went outside and there were two bodies, one of them was a cop that was hit on a bike...The bike was in front of the patio of Tryst and her body was about thirty feet away," said one woman.