Dad wrecks new car after doing donuts in parking lot; he and kids hospitalized

Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 5:19 PM

Dad, 2 kids in hospital after stunt with new car

A father and his two children ended up in hospitals Wednesday afternoon after he hit a power pole while doing donuts in the snowy parking lot of the former Kmart in the 600 block of Woodman Drive in Riverside.

>> One arrested after crash, foot chase

The man, believed to be in his 40s, had just bought the Pontiac G8 GT, Riverside police said. 

Content Continues Below

He was doing donuts -- driving in a tight circle at high speed -- when he apparently lost control and hit a live power pole, police said. 

The pole crashed to the parking lot in the incident reported just about 4:30 p.m. 

Police said the man and the children, one of whom is of high school age and the other younger, suffered non life-threatening injuries. 

He'll be cited for reckless operation, police tell us. 

Dayton Power & Light has been asked to send a crew to deal with the pole. 

Got a news tip? Call our 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com