Police say a man doing doughnuts in a car he had just bought struck a power pole in Ohio, sending him and his two children to the hospital.

Authorities revealed to the Dayton Daily News that the man was doing the stunt in his Pontiac G8 in a snowy parking lot in Riverside, Ohio, one Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the man apparently lost control of his vehicle and hit a live power pole, knocking the pole over and leaving the car with a crumpled front end.

The man and his two children have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the man will be cited for reckless operation.