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Police say a taxi van crashed through a fence at a Regina daycare. (Jordan Jackle/CBC)

A youngster was sent to hospital with non-serious injuries after a van crashed through a fence at a north end Regina daycare.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. CST Thursday.

Police told CBC News that the taxi van that went through the fence had previously collided with another vehicle.

As a result of that collision, the driver lost control of the van and crashed through the daycare fence.

Police said a child was in the yard of the daycare, located at 1st Avenue North and Broad Street, at the time.

The taxi van also had two daycare youngsters as passengers. None of those children were hurt.

The van had just picked up the children and a parent at the daycare. As the driver drove away, the taxi clipped a truck.

Witnesses told CBC News that the van spun around and drove through a convenience store parking lot before smashing through the daycare fence.

They said the daycare was busy with other parents picking up youngsters and the crash led to some chaotic moments.

One police officer told CBC News that the youngster was crying, indicating the hurt child was at least conscious.

Later, police reported that the youngster suffered minor injuries.

They added that the driver, a 61-year-old man, had been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm. They noted that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.