A storm chaser is lucky he escaped serious injury after he was apparently struck by lightning.
Storm chaser Scott Sheppard was shooting video out the window of a vehicle near Fairburn, South Dakota when it happened, according to a post from Severe Studios on YouTube.
“The strike hit his arm and then traveled down to the ground and blew a hole in the pavement,” the post said. Sheppard’s vehicle and a passing car were also disabled by the lightning.
The video posted on YouTube depicts the loud crash, followed by debris flying upward immediately following the strike.
“Scott has a sore arm but is otherwise OK,” the post said.