Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens a few hours after a thunderstorm passed through and lightning stuck two men playing soccer, August 7, 2018.
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Lightning struck three men in two separate incidents in Queens during Tuesday evening's thunderstorm, police said.
In one incident, lightning hit two men playing soccer in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park at about 7:25 p.m., the NYPD said. Responders rushed them to Elmhurst Hospital.
A 30-year-old man is in critical condition and a 42-year-old man is in stable condition, police said.
In a separate case 20 minutes later, lightning struck a man in Baisley Pond Park near 155th Street in South Jamaica. That man is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.