A cyclist was pinned to a utility pole in a multivehicle crash that injured five people in Kensington, Md., on Wednesday evening, Montgomery County fire officials said.

The crash happened at Connecticut Avenue and Saul Road about 5:40 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a fire department spokesman. The crash involved at least one pickup truck and two passenger cars, according to photos released by the fire department.

Medics took five people to hospitals, including one person with life-threatening injuries and two in serious condition, Piringer said.

Authorities shut down the northbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue in the area while police investigated. Officials released no details immediately on what led to the collision.