SUV crashes into Connecticut convenience store

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CCTV footage of the moment an SUV crashed into a Connecticut petrol station store injuring a clerk has been released by the police.

The video is compiled of footage from three different cameras and shows the large vehicle reversing from a parking space outside the store in Clinton, before lurching forward through the front of the building.

Shop assistant 33-year-old Nirav Patel was standing behind the counter next to the shopfront at the time, and the impact sent him flying to the floor among a pile of debris. He suffered minor injuries.

Clinton Police Department is investigating the case and has identified the driver as Christopher Caterino from Greenfield, New York.

The 64-year-old was cited for reckless driving, and was found not to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, which happened on September 1.