2 Men Hospitalized after Being Struck by Lightning While Playing Soccer

LAS VEGAS – AUGUST 27: Lightning strikes early August 27, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A series of strong thunderstorms swept through the area overnight. Fire department personnel responded to numerous vehicles stuck in flooded roadways and reported 10 building fire calls and more than 50 tree fires as a result of lightning. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Police say two men have been struck by lightning on a soccer field in Queens.

It happened at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Tuesday evening as a thunderstorm rolled through the area.

Police say a 30-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition.

The other person, a 42-year-old, is expected to survive.

Police say a third man was hit by lighting 20 minutes later in Jamaica, Queens. There was no word on his condition.

SOURCE: AP