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Three Queens Men Struck By Lightning Last Night, One Critically Injured

Cory Seamer (@BkCory)

Aug. 8, 2018 By Tara Law

Two men were reportedly struck by lightning in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park during last night’s storm, with one left in critical condition.

The men were reportedly playing soccer at 7:30 p.m. in the park when they were struck. One of the men, 30, sustained critical injuries, and the other, 42, had non-life-threatening injuries.

The younger man was still in critical condition on Wednesday, police said. The two men were treated at Elmhurst Hospital, but the critically injured man was later transferred to another facility, a spokesperson for the hospital said.

Separately, another man was struck by lightning in Jamaica at 7:57 p.m. at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard.

He was rushed to Queens General Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

Emergency responders and the hospital did not release the names of the men.

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I thought it was rare to survive a lightning strike. Strange, especially because it was so, so bad last night.


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