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Police: 5 injured in school bus-SUV collision

Firefighters respond to the scene of a crash

Firefighters respond to the scene of a crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a school bus carrying special-needs students in Holtsville on Friday, Sept.18, 2015. Five people, including two students, suffered minor injuries in the 7:53 a.m. accident on Portion Road and Leeds Boulevard, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Chris Sabella

Two special-needs students, a bus matron and bus driver all suffered minor injuries when the mini school bus they were on collided with a sport utility vehicle in Holtsville on Friday, Suffolk County police said.

Police said the bus was transporting the students to Samoset Middle School in Holbrook when the crash occurred at the intersection of Portion Road and Leeds Boulevard at 7:53 a.m.

The injured, including the driver of the SUV, were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital.

The Sachem Central School District, which operates the middle school, confirmed the bus was providing transportation to Samoset and identified the students as a boy and a girl. In accordance with privacy laws, no other student information was released.

Police said the bus was headed westbound on Portion Road and the SUV was southbound on Leeds when the crash occurred. The crash closed down Portion Road for more than an hour. The crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

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