A Greens state MP has been rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after a horror crash at a busy intersection in inner-city Brisbane.
South Brisbane MP Amy MacMahon’s Toyota Prius ended up on the wrong side of Main Steet in Kangaroo Point when a Hyundai i30 turning left from Baines Street collided into her vehicle around 6.30pm on Monday night.
Dr MacMahon, 37, was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.
Greens federal MP Max Chandler-Mather has since confirmed that she is conscious and that her injuries aren’t life-threatening.
Photos taken by the Courier Mail of the crash site show Dr MacMahon’s car to be a total write-off.
Queensland MP Amy MacMahon is recovering in hospital after a nasty collision on Monday night
The collision occurred near the intersection of Main and Baines streets in Kangaroo Point
The occupants of the i30 were also hospitalised in stable conditions.
A third car also sustained minor damage.
The busy intersection near the popular Pineapple Hotel was cordoned off for several hours as emergency workers cleared the scene.
Nearby residents recalled hearing the impact of the crash from two streets away.
Queensland Premier Steven Miles was told that emergency services had taken ‘great care’ of Dr MacMahon and he has wished her a speedy recovery.
‘On behalf of the government I want Amy and her family to know we are all thinking of her,’ he said on Monday night.
‘I know our police and ambos took great care of her and that the PA hospital is the best place in the world for her to be.’
Queensland Police’s forensic crash unit has launched an investigation into the incident.
Several hours before the crash, Dr MacMahon renewed calls to Premier Miles to scrap the demolition and rebuild of the Gabba for the 2032 Olympics.
The Queensland Premier has wished Greens MP Amy MacMahon (pictured with a supporter) a speedy recovery
She’s been an outspoken opponent of the project and hosted a community forum on Saturday.
‘The message from our community was resoundingly clear: we’re not stopping until the Premier say he’s calling off the Gabba rebuild, and that East Brisbane State School and Raymond Park are protected,’ the MP wrote on Monday.
‘The community doesn’t want it. The International Olympic Committee vice president says it doesn’t stack up. The Australian Olympic Committee president says there’s better solutions. Even an old Labor Premier has come out against it.’
Dr MacMahon became the first female Greens MP to be elected in to Queensland parliament in 2020 when she unseated then-deputy Premier Jackie Trad.
In November, she became the first MP in almost a decade to be suspended from parliament for a day for ‘wilfully disobeying’ an order.
Dr MacMahon became the first female Greens MP to ever be elected into Queensland Parliament in 2020