Child playing in front yard injured in car crash

Jaclyn Brandt and Jon Byman

Child playing in front yard injured in car crash

By Jaclyn Brandt and Jon Byman. CREATED Jul 12, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 12, 2013

RHINE - An 8-year-old boy was playing in his grandparent's front yard when he was hurt in a car crash Thursday.

The child was outside playing in Rhine, in Sheboygan County, when the driver of a 1966 Corvette lost control. The car smashed into a power pole, which in turn knocked down power lines.

The lines that fell in the yard shocked the boy. He was taken to a local hospital and then flown to Children's Hospital in Wauwatosa to be treated for his burns.

The driver has been identified as a 64-year-old man who lives in the area. He was taken into custody, but will likely be charged with a misdemeanor because the child's injuries were not severe.

The Sheriff's Department arrested the driver and says alcohol was a factor in the crash.