A FRONTLINE health worker from Clydebank says her family have been left completely devastated after a car smashed into two other cars at her house on Sunday morning.

Staff nurse Maggie Gangel was sleeping in her bed having just finished a 12-and-a-half hour shift at the Golden Jubilee Hospital before she awoke to a loud bang from outside.

A 16-year-old boy was later arrested in connection with road traffic offences.

Maggie said: “At 4.25am, I had woken to a horrendous, massive bang from outside. I jumped up, looked out the window and I seen my daughter’s car crushed to bits.

“I ran down in my socks.

“After I dialled 999 I took a wander down to check if my car was okay, to see that it was smashed to bits too. It was completely written off.

“We are completely devastated and traumatised by the whole thing. We’re left without any cars for a whole family and I’m a single parent.”

It’s alleged the car was stolen.

It had initially crashed into Maggie’s Fiesta – which in turn went through the windscreen of her daughter’s Fiat 500 parked in front.

Police officers and the fire brigade rushed to the scene.

Maggie condemned the driver. She added: “If anyone had been outside, I have no doubt that they would have been killed.

“He’s also put so many other people at risk. He could have killed himself and someone else.

“I just can’t believe it, it’s a nightmare come true.”

Maggie, who also covers bank shifts, has said that the loss of both cars will mean that she will no longer be able to work in other hospitals across the city that are short-staffed.

She said: “Now I can’t do bank shifts for other hospitals that are so desperately in need because I can’t get to them.

“The financial loss is huge. We haven’t done anything wrong yet we’re now left massively out of pocket.”

Maggie’s 19-year-old daughter Marissa had paid a third of her car’s finance off as she worked part-time in a local cafe while studying at Glasgow University.

The financial burden is now worrying both Marissa and Maggie – as Marissa has been put on furlough and will be expected to continue to make monthly payments until the car is paid off.

Maggie added: “The finance is now outstanding on both of our cars and my daughter doesn’t even have any money coming in to pay for hers.

“I’m so upset for her too at the moment, she has worked so hard for the car and her pride and joy has just been taken away from her.

“We don’t have a car to go shopping now, no transport whatsoever. My independence has been completely taken away.”

Until losing both cars, the family had also been helping a vulnerable person within the community by doing shopping trips as they prepare to isolate for several weeks.

Maggie said: “It’s already a really difficult time for frontline workers, the whole situation has brought me to tears.

“I don’t even think it would have been completely awful if it was just one of our cars, but to lose all cars within our household has been an absolute nightmare come true.”

A police spokeswoman said: “At around 4.30am on Sunday, April 5, police were called to a road crash on Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, where a car struck parked cars.

“A 16-year-old male youth was arrested in connection with road traffic offences. A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A fundraiser has since been launched by family friend Margaret McKenna in the hope of helping the family cover the costs of the outstanding finance on both cars.

Margaret said: “This couldn’t have happened at a worst time.

“Maggie should have nothing to worry about other than being the fantastic nurse that she is. So will you spare anything you can to help?”

The fundraiser can be viewed at www.gofundme.com/local-nurse