Five of the dozen or so children aboard the bus were taken to Holston Valley Medical Center to be checked as a precaution, according to a Sullivan County Sheriff's Office spokesman.
The wreck occurred around 11:15 a.m. when a 2006 Honda Civic driven by Dale Glenn, 62, struck the school bus in the rear tire area on the driver’s side of the bus after the school bus pulled onto Green Hills Drive, according to a Sullivan County Sheriff's Office spokesman.
The bus was driven by Clarence Taylor, 62.
Sullivan County Schools Safety Supervisor Jerry McMahan said the children were headed home after Sullivan County Schools dismissed early today, the final day of classes before Christmas break.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.