NASCAR At Pocono: Injuries Reported After Lightning Strikes Parking Lot Following Race

Shortly after the conclusion of Sunday's rain-shortened NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway, three fans were reportedly struck by lightning in the parking lot while retreating to their cars. Their condition is unknown, according to reports from the track.

The area had been under a severe thunderstorm warning and officials had plenty of notice that a storm was approaching, but cars remained on the track until the weather was directly over the venue.

UPDATE (6:15 EDT): A Pocono Raceway spokesperson told reporters that three people were struck by lightning. Two were transported to a local hospital and a third was treated and released at the scene.

While details are scarce, here are some tweets from the immediate aftermath of the lightning strike:

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