Regina police have charged two teenage women after a stolen car slammed into a tree with the owner of the vehicle clinging to the hood.
The crash early Monday morning on the south end of the city sent the 47-year-old man to hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening, police said.
A preliminary investigation suggests that before the 3 a.m. CT crash, the man from Dilke, Sask., had been in the company of the 18- and 19-year-old women at a hotel in the same part of town, on the 3900 block of Albert Street, police said.
Police allege the women tried to leave with the man's car and, when he saw them pull away, he jumped on the hood and hung on while the car travelled four blocks.
Police were called after the car crashed into a tree and a traffic light standard before coming to rest on the boulevard at the interection of Albert Street and 23rd Avenue.
The man was knocked off when the car hit the tree, police said.
The 19-year-old woman is charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, impaired driving, theft of car and possession of a stolen car.
The 18-year-old is charged with theft of a car, possession of a stolen car and breach of probation.
The two are scheduled to appear in provincial court Monday.