BROOKLYN - A Marine Park man was critically injured Sunday when he was struck by lightning while playing cricket in Brooklyn.Teammates say they were running for cover when Patrick Gibson was struck. They rushed to help 41-year-old Gibson, whom they described as motionless, barely breathing and badly burned. His clothing was left in tatters.

Gibson remains in critical condition at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Residents say the storm downed many trees and damaged cars throughout the borough. Authorities say the hardest-hit area was Gravesend.

AP wire reports contributed to this article.