Woman Struck by Dump Truck in Downtown D.C., Critically Injured

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    A woman was struck by a dump truck in downtown D.C. and hospitalized with critical injuries Friday afternoon. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Friday, Jun 6, 2014)

    A woman remained in critical condition Friday evening after being struck by a dump truck in downtown D.C.

    Crews were called to the intersection of 6th and Indiana streets NW just after 2 p.m. Friday outside D.C. Superior Court.

    Woman Struck by Dump Truck in Downtown D.C., Critically Injured

    [DC] Woman Struck by Dump Truck in Downtown D.C., Critically Injured
    A woman was struck by a dump truck in downtown D.C. and hospitalized with critical injuries Friday afternoon. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Friday, Jun 6, 2014)

    Initial reports indicate the woman was in the crosswalk when she was struck. The driver of the dump truck then backed up, and hit the woman again, a witness told News4. 

    Another witness who filmed the aftermath said the crash was so gruesome, many people were crying and trying to find a way to help the woman, who appeared to be pinned underneath the large truck.

    Woman Struck by Dump Truck in Downtown D.C., Critically Injured

    [DC] Woman Struck by Dump Truck in Downtown D.C., Critically Injured
    A woman was struck by a dump truck in downtown D.C. and hospitalized with critical injuries Friday afternoon. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Friday, Jun 6, 2014)

    "There were a lot of people crying," Darryl Haywood, a third witness to the crash, told News4. "A lot of people were sending their prayers up and praying for the family and for her as well. It was hurtful and touching to see that."

    Haywood said the area was crowded and filled with pedestrians.

    Woman Struck by Dump Truck, Critically Injured

    [DC] Woman Struck by Dump Truck, Critically Injured
    A woman was struck by a dump truck in downtown D.C. and hospitalized with critical injuries Friday afternoon. News4's Erika Gonzalez has details. (Published Friday, Jun 6, 2014)

    "It's a lot of people going back and forth crossing the street so when you have a vehicle approaching the intersection, it seemed like they would slow down and be cautious of who's crossing the street," he said.

    U.S. Marshals who were near the courthouse rushed to the woman's aid immediately following the crash, and are credited with saving her life.

    The driver of the truck remained on scene and has been cooperating with police. 

    Th victim, who is said to be in her 50s, worked at the courthouse and remained in critical condition following surgery Friday.

    The D.C. police Major Crash Unit is investigating the accident, and as of late Friday evening, no charges have been filed.