DETROIT -

A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital after the father's car crashed into a utility poll in southwest Detroit Saturday night, police say.

Police told Local 4 that the dad was driving eastbound on Vernor and tried to pass another car.  When he got to the Woodmere intersection, the dad lost control of the car slamming head first into the utility poll.

His 2-year-old daughter was in the back seat at the time and was not strapped in properly.

The girl is recovering in the hospital.  The father was taken to jail.