updated 4/20/2011 5:55:08 PM ET 2011-04-20T21:55:08

At least two people have been taken to hospitals after a collision between a special-needs bus and a tractor-trailer on a rural road on eastern Long Island.

A dispatcher for the Maryhaven special-needs says 6 clients were on the minibus along with 2 staffers. Two passengers were taken to hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately known.

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sound Avenue in the town of Riverhead. Police Chief David Hegermiller says the bus and tractor-trailer may have sideswiped each other.

He says a helicopter was evacuating some victims. The condition of the tractor-trailer driver was not immediately known. The truck was flipped on its side at the crash scene.

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