Pocono Lightning: 1 dead and 9 injured

August 6, 2012 by staff 

Pocono Lightning: 1 dead and 9 injured, A lightning strike left one dead and nine others injured on Sunday following a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway. Track president president Brandon Igdalsky told that a 41-year-old man injured by a lightning strike that occurred shortly after the weather-shortened conclusion of the Pennsylvania 400 had been pronounced dead by Peter Favini, the emergency room director at Pocono Medical Center in nearby Stroudsburg, Pa.

“Unfortunately, a member of our raceway family here, a fan, has passed away,” Igdalsky said.

Track spokesman Bob Pleban told that nine fans, including the fatality, were injured from a lightening strike that occurred in a parking lot behind the main grandstand shortly before 5 p.m. The 10th injury came from a strike near Gate 3 between Turns 1 and 2.

“We are deeply saddened that a fan has died and others were injured by lightning strikes following today’s race at Pocono,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with them as well as all those affected by this unfortunate accident.”

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