At least 22 hurt when car plows through crowd after NASCAR race

RIDGEWAY, Va. (WFLA) – Nearly two dozen people were hurt when a car plowed through a crowd after a NASCAR race event this Sunday.

It happened at Martinsville Speedway, WSLS reports. According to the Virginia State Police, the driver was trying to pass another vehicle in post-race traffic when it struck the crowd of people.

At least 22 people were hurt, nine were hospitalized. Their injuries are minor, police officials told WSLS.

The incident happened about an hour after the racing event in the area where fans gather in hopes of getting autographs.

According to police, alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor but the investigation is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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