At 7:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant and Irving Streets NW opened up. But they were closed for some time following an accident between a UPS truck and a sedan. According to D.C. police on the scene, four cops were injured but they were going to be OK. The accident did not look good. There was yellow police tape everywhere—-closing down most of Mount Pleasant Street. Tape blocked off Irving Street as well. Crowds gathered at the corner to watch and gossip about who was at fault, marvel at the sturdiness of the UPS truck, and try to figure out what the cops were doing before they got injured. DCist was on the scene first.

Update 7:51 p.m.: “All non-life threatening injuries,” reports Officer Quintin Peterson at the D.C. Police Department’s public information office. He adds that his fellow officers were not pursing anyone at the time of the accident. “They were just driving, the guy just hit them from the side.”  No blame has been assigned as the investigation is on going.

More pictures after the jump.

Corner of Mount Pleasant and Irving
Cop guarding the wreckage
View From My Second Floor Window