DC officer in critical condition, 2 others injured after being hit by Central Va. drivers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Washington say two police officers on bicycles and a city transportation employee were struck by a vehicle Thursday.

Washington Police Chief Peter Newsham says one of the officers is in “very critical” condition, while the other two people suffered injuries that don’t appear to be life-threatening.

Newsham says the vehicle was traveling “at a high rate of speed” Thursday night when it struck the bicycle patrol officers and a District Department of Transportation traffic control aide.

Images from the scene of the crash, courtesy of ABC News

The vehicle then crashed into an unoccupied truck and both occupants were arrested. It wasn’t immediately known if the crash was intentional.

The police chief also says a weapon was found in the vehicle, but he didn’t say what type of weapon.

Police said that the two occupants of the truck were Dwayne Nicholas Taylor, 23, of Prince George County and Brandon Figures-Mormon, 22, of Disputanta, Virginia.

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

Additional details weren’t immediately available.

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