Kangaroo Point crash: Watch the confronting moment a Hyundai i30 ploughs into Brisbane Greens MP Amy MacMahon’s Toyota Prius
Confronting CCTV footage has emerged of the horrific moment a car plowed into Queensland Greens MP Amy MacMahon’s hybrid vehicle at high speed in front of shocked onlookers, leaving her with serious head and spinal injuries.
The accident happened at around 18:30 on Monday when the South Brisbane MP’s Toyota Prius was hit by a Hyundai i30 at the intersection of Baines Street and Main Street in Kangaroo Point, in downtown Brisbane.
Footage of the incident, obtained by The Courier Mailshowed Dr MacMahon slowly pulling away from the lights as the Hyundai, which allegedly appeared to be speeding straight across the junction.
The Hyundai crashed into the front of the Toyota Prius and spun it 180 degrees into a lamp post.
Debris was immediately seen strewn across the road as the Hyundai, whose front end was completely crumpled, continued into oncoming traffic before coming to a screeching halt.
The collision happened near the intersection of Main and Baines Streets in Kangaroo Point
Queensland Greens MP Amy MacMahon (pictured in 2020) is in a critical condition in hospital after a two-car collision at a busy Brisbane intersection
Although there is no sound in the footage, bystanders can be seen suddenly whipping around at the moment of impact, with one later describing the sound as ‘like a bomb going off’.
Dr MacMahon was treated at the scene by paramedics and rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where she remains in a stable but serious condition.
Dr MacMahon was traveling between two community commitments at the time, according to her office which provided an update on Tuesday afternoon.
“She was serving food at the Greens’ Raymond Park free community dinner and was on her way to another community event when the accident happened,” the report began.
‘We can tell you that Amy is in a stable but serious condition. Her injuries are not life-threatening and she is receiving excellent care in hospital.
‘It will be a few days before we know the full picture, but at this point we know that Amy is responding. She is being assessed by the specialists to monitor how she is doing.
“We have been overwhelmed with the wonderful wishes and concerns for Amy, and we are so grateful for all the support from the community.
“Given how serious this accident was, we’re really thankful the outcome wasn’t worse.”
Dr MacMahon is surrounded by family and friends as her road to recovery begins.
‘Her office will remain open and continue to do the work the community needs. The door is always open,’ the post ends.
It is unknown how long her recovery will take.
Her Greens colleagues were left shaken after watching the confronting footage.
The impact of the collision caused Dr MacMahon’s car to crumple and spin 180 degrees into a lamp post. Debris can be seen strewn across the road as the Hyundai continues into oncoming traffic before coming to a screeching halt (pictured)
Queensland Premier Steven Miles was told emergency services had taken ‘great care’ of Dr MacMahon (left) and he wished her a speedy recovery
“It’s quite moving to watch and it gives a clearer sense of how serious the incident was,” said fellow Greens MP Michael Berkman.
“We know she’s getting great care (and) she’s in the best possible place she can be and while all the relevant specialists continue to address her condition, we’ll just play it on the ear,” he said.
“Anyone who knows Amy will know how keen she will be to get back out there and serve more free community meals and fight for her community as soon as possible,” Mr Berkman said.
The occupants of the Hyundai – a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s – were taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.
The Queensland Police Forensic Accident Unit is investigating.
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 said emergency services had taken “great care” of 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.”
Several hours before the accident, Dr MacMahon (right) renewed calls for Premier Miles to scrap the demolition and rebuilding of the Gabba for the 2032 Olympics.
Several hours before the accident, the South Brisbane MP called on Premier Miles to scrap the demolition and rebuilding of the Gabba for the 2032 Olympics.
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.
In November, she became the first MP in almost a decade to be suspended from parliament for a day for ‘willfully’ disobeying an order.