A strong yet beautiful Saab was sadly destroyed early this morning in Philadelphia when a large, oafish, beastly scoundrel of a garbage truck, big and heavy and destructive, unlike an honest and proud Saab, suffered a “mechanical issue” (makes sense for a vehicle that’s not a Saab) and crashed into a number of cars on a South Philly street, including, cruelly, this Saab 9-3 convertible.

The Saab 9-3 convertible wasn’t the only victim. There was also what appears to be a Mercury Milan that was badly damaged, in addition to a Subaru Outback that somehow ended up on top that dear, sweet, innocent Saab. As you can see, a VW Vanagon appears to have survived unscathed.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred on 3:30 a.m., though residents were awakened by noises that one told CBS Philly, “sounded like a train came off the track.”

All told, around 10 cars were hit by the private dump truck, whose driver was not charged in the incident.

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That poor Saab. Just minding its business and trying to get a good night’s sleep, rudely awakened with destruction.

*Lead and headline courtesy of Raphael Orlove.