Police: 2 officers, DDOT employee struck by pickup truck in DC, suspects in custody

Police: 2 officers, DDOT employee struck by pickup truck in NW DC, suspects in custody (ABC7)

Two D.C. bicycle patrol officers and an employee of the District's Department of Transportation were transported to a local hospital after being struck by a pickup truck in Adams Morgan Thursday night.

On Friday morning, officials say both police officers and the DDOT worker's conditions were upgraded to stable condition.

Initially, one of the officers was listed in critical condition. The other officer and the DDOT employee, who works as a traffic control officer, were in serious condition, according to D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham during a press conference Thursday night.

Newsham says their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

The crash happened at the intersection of Columbia and 18th Street, NW.

The driver of the pickup truck and its passenger were arrested.

It is unknown whether or not the crash was due to impairment or intentional at this time.


Newsham says a weapon was recovered from the suspect's vehicle.

The police chief says they do not have a motive, but are not ruling out terrorism.

Witnesses say they saw the pickup truck traveling at speeds of 50 miles per hour after it struck the officers and then slammed into an empty garbage truck.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Newsham held a press conference late Thursday night. Watch it in full below:

No word yet on what charges the suspects may face at this time.

This story has been updated.

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