A Greens state MP has been rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after a horrific 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 crashed into her hybrid car about 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.
Fellow Green MP Max Chandler-Mather, who holds the overlapping federal electorate of Griffith, has since confirmed that she is conscious and that her injuries are not life-threatening.
Photos taken by the Courier mail of the accident site shows Dr MacMahon’s car is a total write-off.
Queensland MP Amy MacMahon is recovering in hospital after a nasty collision on Monday night
The collision happened near the intersection of Main and Baines Streets in Kangaroo Point
The occupants of the i30 were also admitted to hospital in stable conditions.
A third car also sustained minor damage.
The busy intersection near the popular Pineapple Hotel was blocked off for several hours while emergency workers cleared the scene.
Residents in the area recall hearing the impact of the crash from two streets away.
Queensland Premier Steven Miles was told emergency services had taken “great care” to Dr MacMahon and he wished her a speedy recovery.
“On behalf of the government, I want Amy and her family to know that we are all thinking of her,” he said on Monday night.
“I know our police and ambos have taken great care of her and that the PA hospital is the best place in the world for her to be.”
The Queensland Police Forensic Accident Unit has launched an investigation into the incident.
Several hours before the accident, Dr MacMahon made renewed calls for Premier Miles to scrap the demolition and rebuilding of the Gabba for the 2032 Olympics.
The Queensland Premier wished Greens MP Amy MacMahon (pictured with Greens councilor Jonathan Sriranganathan) a speedy recovery
She has been an outspoken opponent of the project and hosted a community forum on Saturday.
“The message from our community has been crystal clear: we will not stop until the Premier says he is stopping 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 vice president of the International Olympic Committee says that is not true. The president of the Australian Olympic Committee says there are better solutions. Even an old Labor Prime Minister came out against it.’
Dr MacMahon became the first female Greens MP elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2020 when she unseated then deputy premier Jackie Trad, which saw Dr Miles become the new heir to former premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
In November, she became the first MP in almost a decade to be suspended from parliament for a day for ‘willfully’ disobeying an order.
Dr MacMahon has become the first female Greens MP ever elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2020