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Two MPD Officers, One DC Government Employee Injured in Hit and Run in Adams Morgan

by Prince Of Petworth June 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm 10 Comments

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:

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.”

Suzanne sends photos just after 9pm: “Hit and run of bike cop on 18th St. A million cops showed up immediately.”

  • Northzax

    I have never seen this many cops in one place. Car was doing maybe 50, on 18th. Passed a bus (driver got out and chased. +1 metro) that sound. I hope the officer is ok.

  • Detroit_Jayhawk

    Happened right outside our bedroom window! Really freaky and scary. We were reading and heard what sounded like gunshots and then people were screaming and saying call 911. Then a whole bunch of Police Cars and ambulances came. Hope the officers are alright.

  • Anon

    I was walking down 18th st when this happened and saw the two officers and DCPW employee get hit. Truly horrific. I hope they all recover quickly, and that the driver of the truck is behind bars soon. The D.C. cops were on the scene almost immediately and extremely organized and courteous. I can’t imagine what it must be like to work a scene like that where two of there own were so badly injured, and I wish them all the best.

  • textdoc

    “The 3 victims have been taken to area hospitals in various conditions ranging from serious to critical.”
    .
    That sounds really, really bad. :( Fingers crossed for their survival and recovery.

  • nope

    “We are currently investigating a motor vehicle accident in the Adams Morgan area of 18th street.”

    If ever there were a time to use the word “crash” instead of “accident,” this is it.

    • textdoc

      Oh, for pete’s sake.

  • L

    Please keep us updated. Very scary! Really hoping the three victims will be okay.

  • Rich

    there was an arrest that closed 14th just above U shortly after 9. I wonder if that was the driver.

  • JR

    Maybe if there were any traffic enforcement at all in DC people wouldn’t think drive like this as often.

    • Rich

      You’re assuming that driving, esp. under the influence is “rational”.

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