A school bus with 43 children on board from Julien Elementary School in Turlock was involved in an accident this morning at about 8:15 a.m.
None of the children on the large bus appeared to be seriously injured, according to Turlock Police Lt. Ron Reid. Some of the children had some bumps and bruises, and were complaining of minor pain.
None were transported to a hospital.
According to Reid, the bus was traveling northbound on North Palm Street when it collided with a Ford Taurus, which was traveling westbound on East Olive Avenue.
The car spun and came to rest after hitting a curb and pole. The bus continued on and struck a couple of parked cars and knocked down a few trees before coming to a stop.
The driver of the Ford Taurus was shaken up, but refused medical treatment after an ambulance arrived, Reid said.
Turlock Unified School District officials arrived on scene to tend to the children, along with emergency personnel. Another bus arrived within the hour, and transported the children to school.
"There were lots of tears, but nobody seems to be hurt," said Michelle Fagundes, transportation manager with Turlock Unified School District.
The California Highway Patrol also was on scene. The CHP investigates all accidents involving school buses.
Parents of Julien students seeking information from the school can click here . The parent hotline number is 668-4781.
Palm Avenue is shut down between Olive and Mitchell Avenue, Reid said.