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

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.

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

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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.

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