Could NASCAR, Pocono Raceway face lawsuits over fatal lightning storm?

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To many, a lightning strike is an act of God. So when it comes to who should bear liability for someone killed or injured in a lightning strike, many believe that no one is responsible.

But the law might be different.

Whether Pocono Raceway or NASCAR will face legal challenges after one fan was killed and nine others injured following last week’s Pennsylvania 400 remains to be seen. It’s certainly possible, although the chance of a victim winning a lawsuit based on negligence is uncertain.

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  • Hatski

    Only from Liberal Progressive Ambulance chasers….

  • Gordon Schwarzer

    It was an act of nature. In as much as the arena is open to the weather the attendee’s could see the weather changing and must assume responsibility for their own welfare.