HAVERTOWN, PA. (WTXF) - Surveillance footage caught the moment an SUV demolished a parked car right in front of the owner's home.
The drive was not hurt in the crash, but the impact is still being felt by animals in need of rescue.
Randy Testa had just wrapped up a conversation with a contractor out front of his home on West Chester Pike Wednesday morning.
About two minutes later, Randy went inside, and the driver of a dark-colored SUV introduced herself to his Honda Element, sitting in the parking lane by the curb.
"That was a little unnerving," said Testa, of Havertown.
Randy raced outside while dialing 911. He offered help to the woman driver though he says she did not appear badly hurt. That's when he checked that target vehicle.
"And then I took a look in and started seeing my stuff and that's when it dawned on me that it was MY car." Testa said.
But, it wasn't just any car. It was Testa's animal rescue vehicle.
Testa traps, transports, and fosters dogs and cats and other critters for the Providence Animal Center, Justice Rescue and other agencies in the region.
"You get a good feeling when you can assist a helpless animal when they can't help themselves," he said.
Randy's work with animals will continue but as for his mobile rescue vehicle?
"That's going to be a total loss," said Testa. "I've got to find another vehicle and hope the insurance covers what I'm out."