A mum was rendered ‘horrified’ and ‘hysterical’ after a yob threw what appeared to be a brick at her car, causing the vehicle to be written off.
Mum-of-four Nikki Carbry had been on her way to collect her 11-year-old daughter from a dance lesson at around 8.30pm last night when her car was struck by a large heavy object which had been launched from a bridge.
The 35-year-old described hearing a ‘loud bang’ before braking very suddenly, the Daily Record reports.
The collision was so forceful that her windscreen was shattered and her rear view mirror was snapped off its hinges.
A horrified Nikki said that it was only a lucky chance that none of her children were in the car with her when the incident happened, saying that her four-year-old son often travels in a car seat in the front alongside her.
Nikki told the Record: “As I was approaching the bridge, I noticed a teenage boy standing on top of it, but I didn’t think he was going to throw anything.
“But all of a sudden, something flew at me. I couldn’t see a thing in front of me because of the smashed window.
“Thankfully there were no other cars near me, or it might’ve been a different story. I was so scared, I was crying my eyes out. I’ve usually got at least one of my kids in the car with me as well. The whole thing was horrific.”
Nikki couldn’t face turning back for home, as it meant she would need to drive under another bridge, so she drove on to her mum’s house nearby, where she was so shaken up by what had happened that she struggled to speak.
Her car has now been written off, which is a huge blow for Nikki, who works as a carer in the community for North Lanarkshire Council and relies on her run-around to get from house to house.
Nikki’s partner, Iain Ryan, 41, has already missed out on a day’s wage as he can’t drive, and Nikki was unable to give him a lift to work.
Nikki continued: “I’m panicking about how we’re going to be able to afford taxis to take my kids to football training and all their different clubs. Four kids and no car isn’t ideal. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.
“I’m off work with stress at the moment but I normally use the car every day. I’ve had to put in an insurance claim as well which means I’m out of pocket all round, just for that one wee idiot on the bridge.
“I’ll feel so anxious from now on about every bridge I go under. This will affect me forever and ever.”
Police Scotland have confirmed that they received a report of the incident and enquiries are ongoing.