Five people were injured in Riverhead Friday when an SUV crashed into a Suffolk County Transit Bus, causing the bus to crash into a PSEG utility pole, Riverhead police said.

Police said a Ford Escape crashed into the bus just after 3 p.m. near Court Street and Griffing Avenue, which led the bus to crash into the pole and a SUNY Empire State College building on Griffing Avenue.

Both drivers and three passengers on the bus were taken by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center where they were expected to recover from their injuries, police said.

The crash knocked out power in the surrounding area to 79 customers but most were restored within about 20 minutes, according to PSEG Long Island, which responded along with Riverhead firefighters and police. 

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Riverhead police at 631-727-4500.

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