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WAS01:ENTERTAINMENT-KING:LEWISTON,MAINE,19JUN99 - FILE PHOTO CIRCA 1970 - Best-selling horror author Stephen King was in serious condition in a Maine hospital late June 19 after being hit by a van near his summer home, west of Portland, Maine, a hospital spokesman said. The author of "Carrie," "Children of the Corn," and other major novels made into films was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after being struck from behind. (B&W ONLY, NO SALES, NO ONLINES, FOR ONE TIME USE ONLY) hb/Photo by Corbis-Bettmann REUTERS