MARTINSVILLE - State police say the male driver of the Chevy convertible that ran into a crowd leaving the race Sunday at the Martinsville Speedway has been charged with reckless driving.
More charges are pending.
The driver was taken into custody without incident following the crash. His bond was set as $7500.
State police are still investigating exactly what caused the incident.
MARTINSVILLE - State police along with local police are investigating a crash that injured several pedestrians at Martinsville Speedway Sunday evening.
Police say the majority of people hit were treated on the scene for minor injuries. There were no fatalities.
The incident happened in the handicapped parking area outside of turn 2 after the race, state police say, when a 2005 Chevy SSR convertible was attempting to pass a Jeep Patriot. The Chevy hit the jeep, then struck the people walking, state police say.
The area is near the helipad at the speedway.
Reports of people hit began coming into call centers at 5:38 p.m.
Nine people were taken to nearby hospitals with non life threatening injuries. Thirteen people were treated at the scene. The injured range in age from 13 to 65.
Seven people were taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Two were taken to Morehead Hospital in Eden, NC, state police say.
The driver of the Chevy is being interviewed by state police. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Charges are pending.
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