DC Officer Remains in Hospital; Truck Driver Charged

A Metropolitan Police Department officer remains in the hospital after he, a fellow officer and a D.C. Department of Transportation traffic aide were struck by a truck on Thursday night.

The officer in the hospital, who has not been identified, is in critical but stable condition, according to a police spokesperson. The other officer and the DDOT worker were treated and released.

Police said all three were in the Adams Morgan neighborhood when a pickup truck plowed into them and then hit a dump truck. Two men inside the truck, Brandon Figures-Mormon, 22, of Disputanta, Virginia, and Dwayne Nicholas Taylor, 23, of Prince George, Virginia, were arrested.

Figures-Mormon was charged with assault with intent to kill and possession of an unregistered firearm.

The officers were riding their bikes near 18th Street and Columbia Road, Northwest, when the white pickup truck crashed into them. Witnesses told News4 the pickup truck swerved around a WMATA bus and struck the officers.

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