According to NBC 12 News, the four children were on their way to “Friends Association For Children” daycare in Richmond, VA.
The van was driven by 46 year old Eyvette Peebles, who failed to stop for a red light before crashing into a black Kia Sorento.
The accident occurred around 6:45 am at the crossing of Lombardy Street and Brook Road.
According to Richmond Police, all children were safely secured in the back seats, and none was injured. The driver of the Kia, who had a green light at the time of the accident, had a minor back injury that was treated on-scene.
All parents were notified of the accident by police at the scene.
Police say the daycare van driver was issued a ticket for disregarding the red light.
School-transportation related crashes made up 0.4% of all motor vehicle crashes from 2004-2013.
1,344 people were killed from 2004-2013 in school transportation related crashes, an average of 134 fatalities per year. 327 of those 1,344 fatalities were school age children.
From 2004-2013 there were almost three times more fatalities among occupants of other vehicles than occupants of school transportation vehicles.