A RECOVERY vehicle wrote off a £4,000 Land Rover when it smashed into a Lockwood car lot early on Saturday morning.
The tow-truck ended up on top of a Land Rover Discovery after it is believed to have lost control on ice following an incident with another vehicle.
It ploughed into the side of the Land Rover Centre, on Bridge Street, at about 2am.
It was impaled on steel girders and it took four hours - and the strenuous efforts of another recovery vehicle - for it to be put back on the road.
The incident led to Bridge Street being closed until 6.30am.
Centre sales manger Mark Griffiths said: "The police called me out at three o'clock in the morning because the truck was teetering and moving and they wanted to move another vehicle before they started removing it.
"It looked like something out of one of those crash movies.
"The wagon ended up sitting on top of one of our Land Rover Discoveries.
"The driver seemed fine - a little bit shaken up - but it could have been worse.
"It could have been better as well! He's written off a £4,000 Land Rover Discovery."
He said the rescue operation took several hours.
"They pulled it from its crash position away from our lot and towards the pavement and they (the vehicles) were still together.
"Then they took the wagon off the back of it and pulled the last bit out on its own."
A second recovery vehicle took the first one away.
Mr Griffiths said a new tyre was put on the truck that was being towed and that it was able to drive off.
The Examiner tried to contact S & H Recovery but no one was available for comment.