According to officials at the scene, shortly after 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Donald J. Walker, 67, Dana, Ind., was traveling east on Church Street to the intersection of Church and Meridian streets when his van struck a Clay Community School Corporation bus driven by Stephanie Fagg, 38, Brazil.
After striking the bus, the van apparently spun around and hit a light pole on the northwest side of the intersection.
It was unknown at press time whether recent weather conditions played a factor in the accident. However, Walker apparently told officers at the scene he "didn't notice the bus" before hitting it in the driver's side.
Although the bus was loaded with students from North Clay Middle School and Northview High School, no injuries were reported at the scene. The students were released from the accident scene to their parents or guardians.
School officials were able to move the damaged bus to the corporation's bus garage facility, which is less than a block from the accident scene. There was no official estimate on the amount of damages the bus sustained in the accident.
Walker's van sustained heavy damage to the front end and was towed from the scene.
Agencies responding to the scene included the Brazil City Police and Fire departments, TransCare and members of the Clay Community School Corporation.