A Suffolk County Transit bus driver and two passengers were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries Monday after a crash in Patchogue involving the bus and two parked U-Haul vehicles, police said.
According to Suffolk County police, the crash happened about 11:35 a.m. in front of the U-Haul facility at 201 W. Main St. The bus was traveling east on West Main Street and struck a parked U-Haul van, which then struck one of the rental company’s cargo trucks.
Police said both U-Haul vehicles were legally parked and unoccupied. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The female driver of the bus and two male passengers were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, police said, and three others on the bus declined medical attention.
Vanessa Baird-Streeter, a spokeswoman for Suffolk County, said a replacement bus was sent to continue the route following the crash.
Baird-Streeter said the bus is an S54 that travels between the Patchogue Railroad and Walt Whitman Shops in Melville.