Driver slams into pole after reportedly stealing car

Owner: Man steals car, crashes into pole

The single-car crash was reported shortly after 7 p.m. at the intersection of Germantown Street and Lakeview Avenue in Dayton.

The driver suffered serious injuries after he crashed a car into an RTA pole. The driver, the lone occupant in the car, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

The owner of the car, who declined to give his name, arrived at the crash scene, where he saw his car totaled. The owner said the driver stole the car from Ethel Avenue a few blocks away.

According to police, the driver was traveling east on Lakeview Avenue when he apparently missed a turn at Germantown Street. His name and condition was not available.

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