After a van collides with a motorcycle, a Capitol police officer is taken to the hospital.
After a van crashed with his motorbike, a Capitol Police officer was evacuated to the hospital in Washington, D.C.
According to WJLA, the incident happened at 3 p.m. and did not appear to be a planned attack on the officer.
In a tweet announcing the collision, the Capitol Police said, “At this time, this does not appear to be linked to terrorism, and there is no threat to Congress or the Capitol Complex.”
The driver remained at the scene with the officer till emergency personnel arrived. Police closed down nearby streets to prevent motorists from obstructing the accident scene. The driver of the van was later detained for driving without a valid driver’s license.
Capitol Police were contacted by Washington Newsday for comment.
Gladys Sicknick, mother of Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who died in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurgency, was profiled by the Associated Press on the day of the crash. She encouraged Republican legislators to back a commission to look into the violent uprising.
“I recommend that all congressmen and senators who oppose this bill pay a visit to my son’s tomb in Arlington National Cemetery and consider the impact their actions will have on the officers who will be there for them in the future,” Gladys Sicknick said. “Aside from politics, wouldn’t they like to hear the truth about what happened on January 6?”
During the uprising, rioters attempted to reverse the 2020 election results, injuring roughly 140 police from the Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington. Several cops were assaulted by rioters. A shattered spine, a lost eye, lost fingers, brain damage, and many cases of post-traumatic stress disorder were among the officers’ injuries. Two Capitol Police officers have also died by suicide since the insurrection.
Video showed two rioters spraying Brian Sicknick with a chemical during the insurrection. Washington medical examiner said Sicknick suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, though it’s unclear if the chemical played a role. The men who sprayed Brian Sicknick have been charged with assault.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York set up a Thursday procedural vote on the commission to investigate the insurrection. But while 35 House Republicans supported the commission, it seems unlikely that 10 Senate Republicans. This is a brief summary.