UPDATE from MPD 10pm:
“Good evening. We are currently investigating a motor vehicle accident in the Adams Morgan area of 18th street. Two MPD officers and a third DC government employee were struck by a vehicle in the 2400 block of 18th St NW. The vehicle then struck another vehicle in the 1800 block of Adams Mill Rd where it became disabled. The operator of the striking vehicle has been detained by responding units.
The 3 victims have been taken to area hospitals in various conditions ranging from serious to critical.
There are major road closures in the area affecting vehicles and pedestrians. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
UPDATE 9:21pm: Alex sends “Where the Adamo hit and run ended.”:
General Scene at 9:20pm from Sean:
— Luke Berndt (@LukeBerndt) June 9, 2017
UPDATE 9:15pm: Another reader reports, unconfirmed at this time, that: “Car was driving up 18th and hit multiple police officers. Driving 50mph. MPD In pursuit of white truck. 2-3 officers down. Saw at least two down. A white truck jumped the curb, was swerving up 18th around traffic at a high rate of speed, and hit multiple bike officers in the central strip of 18th Street. The truck ran off. All of 18th is shut down, as is Columbia Road. Big investigation.”
hit & run in adams morgan neighborhood (in DC). arrest has been made. wow. https://t.co/js73MOcVcJ
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) June 9, 2017
Suzanne sends photos just after 9pm: “Hit and run of bike cop on 18th St. A million cops showed up immediately.”
Holy crap. Someone just ran over an officer in Adams Morgan.
— Roberto Samayoa (@rcsamayoa) June 9, 2017
A truck tboned a garbage truck like one block away from this. Are they related?
— Ayodele Okeowo (@okwhoa) June 9, 2017
I believe the white truck is the same one that hit the police officer.
— Meghan Faulkner (@vtmeghan) June 9, 2017
Top of 18th, right near suntrust bank is where everything happened.
— Abby Wolfe 🚲 (@shmabbywolfe) June 9, 2017