3 4 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

(USA TODAY) Almost one year to the day after a tornado killed three storm chasers in El Reno, Okla., comes this dramatic video of a storm chaser being hit by a lightning bolt on Tuesday.

The video by Scott Sheppard was taken near Fairburn, South Dakota, where he was filming a rainbow as severe weather rattled the area.

Sheppard works for SevereStudios Storm Chasing.

According to the YouTube video description, the lightning hit Sheppard's arm as he was sitting in his car and traveled to the ground. The lightning also disabled his car and another passing car.

He had a sore arm from the incident but was otherwise uninjured.

Near the end of the video are scenes of burn scars on the road.

There were two reports of tornadoes in western South Dakota on Tuesday, according to the Storm Prediction Center. There were no reports of injuries from the tornadoes.

On average, based on data from 1984-2013, lightning kills 51 Americans each year, according to meteorologist John Jensenius of the National Weather Service.

So far this year, lightning has killed four people, all this month, Jensenius reports.

3 4 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://www.wtsp.com/story/weather/2014/05/28/watch-lightning-hits-storm-chaser/9695831/