A Merced County Head Start bus filled with preschoolers was involved in an accident about 5 p.m. Friday.
Fire personnel treated some children at the scene, but several of the children suffered minor injuries and were transferred to Mercy Medical Center.
The driver of both the bus and the car that hit it also sustained minor injuries.
The bus was traveling northbound on McKee Road and was hit by a car going southbound.
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The front driver's side of the bus was hit, and the collision sheared the back axle of the bus in half.