Well, then it was junked.
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off from being flattened onto the pavement because you do get to sue:
Owner of Destroyed Steamroller Can Pursue Case Against NYC
Andrew Keshner, New York Law Journal
The owner of a $30,000 steamroller that was towed off a street in Queens and scrapped in a junkyard can continue his negligence case against New York City, a judge has ruled.