Photos: Officer John Adsit Critically Injured in Crash During East High's Ferguson Walk-Out

A photo of the crash's aftermath from 7News coverage. More images and a video below.
A photo of the crash's aftermath from 7News coverage. More images and a video below.

At this writing, Denver police Officer John Adsit is said to be in critical but stable condition after being injured in a crash while on crowd control duty for yesterday's East High School student walk-out, prompted by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's no-indictment decision in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Continue for the latest information about the accident, which also hurt three other Denver officers, as well as photos of the rally from our own Brandon Marshall.

See also: Denver's Ferguson Protest Began Peacefully Last Night but Ended in Arrests

Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.

Around 10 a.m., approximately 500 students walked out of East. Some demonstrators reportedly headed toward the State Captiol and the 16th Street Mall, while others wound up on Colfax, where East is located, blocking traffic at the Colfax-Broadway intersection.

Adsit was among a number of bike-patrol officers assigned to the march. Here's a Denver Police Department shot of the unit, as shared by CBS4....

Photos: Officer John Adsit Critically Injured in Crash During East High's Ferguson Walk-Out

...as well as DPD-supplied shots of Officer Adsit....

Photos: Officer John Adsit Critically Injured in Crash During East High's Ferguson Walk-Out

...and Officer Darren Ulrich; he was also seriously hurt in the crash, which took place around noon.

Photos: Officer John Adsit Critically Injured in Crash During East High's Ferguson Walk-Out

7News was among the many news agencies on hand at the protest and grabbed this image of the black Mercedes that hit the officers near Colfax and High Street:

Photos: Officer John Adsit Critically Injured in Crash During East High's Ferguson Walk-Out

The driver of the Mercedes hasn't been identified thus far, but he's said to have been suffering from a medical condition at the time of the collision.

Afterward, the DPD offered this background on the injured officers via its Twitter feed:

Ulrich and the other two officers were treated and released from the hospital yesterday. However, Adsit is still being treated at Denver Health, where TV crews were camped out this morning. The DPD offered these tweets from his family about his situation early yesterday evening:

These messages were followed by a positive update:

Here are more of Brandon Marshall's photos from the protest, as well as a 7News report about the crash.

Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.

Continue for more photos from the East High School rally, as well as a video about the crash.  

Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.

Continue for more photos from the East High School rally, as well as a video about the crash.  

Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.
Photo by Brandon Marshall. Click to see the complete East High Walks Out for Ferguson slide show.

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Here's the aforementioned 7News report.

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