Chasing storms is a dangerous occupation, and it comes with plenty of risks, like getting hit by lightning. 

Storm chaser Scott Sheppard was out capturing some footage of the intense and severe storms that have been hitting the United States in recent weeks near South Dakota when he himself was struck by lightning. 

As he was recording at the time, there is a video showing the strike, which you can see sparks from, and there's no mistaking the incredibly loud sound as he is hit. You might want to turn your volume down a touch...

Thankfully, Scott is ok, and apart from a sore arm has no other ailments. His vehicle was damaged, and as you can see from the pictures in the video, the road around him took a beating too, but otherwise there were no serious injuries.

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