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Dramatic Video Shows SUV Crashing Into Conn. Convenience Store

(Published Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016)

A Connecticut gas station's surveillance camera captured dramatic video of an SUV crashing into a convenience store, striking the clerk. 

The Clinton Police Department released the video Thursday, one week after the Sept. 1 crash at the Shell gas station on 196 East Main St. in Clinton 

“The vehicle, which was in the parking lot, made a sudden maneuver and we think the operator inadvertently pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal,” Clinton police Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn said last week. 

The video shows a car in the gas station parking lot ram through the store's door, pushing the clerk through a counter and burying him in debris. The clerk appears to struggle to stand up.

Police said the clerk was conscious and alert when officers arrived. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. 

The owners of the store identified him as an extended family member and said he was seriously injured, but expected to recover.

NBC Connecticut reached out to the store this morning, but there was no answer.

The driver, who was not injured, was cited for reckless driving.