Crowd At Aztec Family Raceway Hit By Lightning

07/25/2011 04:59 pm ET | Updated Sep 24, 2011

A crowd at El Paso county's Aztec Family Raceway was hit "from out of nowhere" by a lightning strike Sunday afternoon. The Gazette reports the bolt knocked five people down and sent one to the hospital.

Byron Wolf, owner of the raceway, said there was a storm in the area, but no wind or rain when the lightning hit.

Accorting to KKTV, the hospitalized woman was not struck directly. She was leaning against a metal post, talking on her cell phone, when it hit the pole. While she was temporarily paralyzed, she has recovered.

So far in 2011, the National Weather Service has reported 11 fatalities in 10 states.

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