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Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst reopens after crash, police say

A Copiague ambulance crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of South Broadway and West Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017, Suffolk County police said, closing Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst in both directions at the intersection of South Broadway and West Montauk Highway. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Five people were injured when a Copiague ambulance crashed into a utility pole after a collision with another vehicle at South Broadway and West Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst on Wednesday night, Suffolk County police said.

The ambulance was heading east on Montauk Highway when it collided with a 2004 Toyota going north on North Broadway, police said. The crash happened at 8:08 p.m., police said.

The ambulance driver, two emergency medical service workers and a patient were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Police said the driver of the Toyota was also taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Montauk Highway was closed in both directions from South Fifth Street to Hickory Street after the crash until about noon Thursday, police said.

With William Murphy

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