Police: Man charged after crash hurts 22 NASCAR fans

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 30: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Virginia State Police say they’ve charged a man with reckless driving after a crash injured more than 22 people in a Martinsville Speedway parking lot after a NASCAR race.

Police said in a statement Monday that the unnamed driver of a car that hit pedestrians in the congested handicapped parking lot after Sunday’s race was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving. Police say they’re trying to determine the exact cause of the crash. They are consulting with prosecutors and say more charges are pending.

Police say 22 people ranging in age from 13 to 65 were injured, including nine people who were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. The remaining 13 had minor injuries that were treated at the scene.