VIDEO: Storm chaser hit by lightning

A storm chaser says he was struck by lightning while shooting video out of his car window in South Dakota. (NBC)
A storm chaser says he was struck by lightning while shooting video out of his car window in South Dakota. (NBC)

NEAR FAIRBURN, S.D. (NBC) — A storm chaser says he was struck by lightning while shooting video out of his car window in South Dakota.

Scott Sheppard was chasing storms in western South Dakota near Fairburn — about 30 miles south of Rapid City.

Sheppard was on the side of Highway 79 shooting video out of his car window when it happened: The bolt of lightning struck his arm and continued down to the ground — blowing a hole in the road.

The storm chaser apparently wasn’t hurt too badly, as he was well enough to snap photos of the damage in the road after the lightning strike.

His car, however, didn’t fare as well. The lightning strike disabled his car and another passing by, both which had to be towed.

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