CCTV footage has emerged of the horrific moment a car crashed into Queensland Greens MP Amy MacMahon’s hybrid vehicle at high speed in front of shocked bystanders, leaving her with serious head and spinal injuries.
The accident occurred about 6.30pm 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 at Kangaroo Point in inner-city Brisbane. .
Images of the incident, obtained by courier mailshowed Dr MacMahon slowly moving away from the lights as the Hyundai, which was allegedly traveling at high speed, crossed the intersection.
The Hyundai crashed into the front of the Toyota Prius, causing it to spin 180 degrees into a light pole.
Debris was instantly seen strewn across the road as the Hyundai, which had its front end completely crumpled, continued into oncoming traffic before stopping out of range.
The collision occurred near the intersection of Main and Baines streets in Kangaroo Point.
Queensland Greens MP Amy MacMahon (pictured in 2020) is in critical condition in hospital after a two-car collision at a busy Brisbane intersection.
Although there is no audio in the footage, bystanders can be seen suddenly spinning around at the moment of impact, with one later describing the sound as “like a bomb exploding.”
Dr MacMahon was treated at the scene by paramedics and rushed to Princess Alexandra Hospital, where she remains stable but in a serious condition.
Dr. MacMahon was traveling between two community engagements at the time, according to her office, which provided an update Tuesday afternoon.
“She had been serving food at the Greens’ free community dinner in Raymond Park and was headed to another community event when the accident occurred,” the post 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 at the hospital.
‘It will be a few days before we know the full picture, but right now we know Amy is responsive. She is being evaluated by specialists to monitor how she is doing.
‘We have been overwhelmed by the wonderful well wishes and concerns for Amy, and are so grateful for all the support from the community.
“Given the severity of the accident, we are very grateful that the outcome was not worse.”
Dr. MacMahon has been surrounded by family and friends as she begins her road to recovery.
‘Their office will remain open and continue to do the work the community needs. The door is always open,’ the post ended.
It is unknown how long his recovery will take.
His Greens colleagues were shocked after seeing the images of the confrontation.
The impact of the collision caused Dr MacMahon’s car to crumple and spin 180 degrees into a light pole. Debris can be seen strewn across the road as the Hyundai continues into oncoming traffic before stopping out of shot (pictured).
Queensland Premier Steven Miles was told emergency services had “taken great care of” Dr MacMahon (left) and wished her a speedy recovery.
“It’s quite heartbreaking to see and gives a clearer idea of the seriousness of the incident,” said Greens MP Michael Berkman.
“We know that he is receiving great care (and) that he is in the best possible place and while all the relevant specialists continue to attend to his condition, we will simply play it by ear,” he said.
“Anyone who knows Amy will know how eager she will be to get back to serving more free community dinners and fighting for her community as soon as possible,” 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 cordoned off for several hours as emergency workers cleared the scene.
Neighbors in the area recalled hearing the impact of the accident two streets away.
Queensland Premier Steven Miles said emergency services had “taken great care” of Dr MacMahon and wished her a speedy recovery.
“On behalf of the government, I want Amy and her family to know that we are all thinking about her,” he said Monday night.
“I know our police and both of you took very good care of her and that the hospital in Pennsylvania is the best place in the world for her to be.”
Several hours before the accident, Dr MacMahon (right) renewed calls for Prime Minister Miles to scrap the demolition and reconstruction of the Gabba for the 2032 Olympic Games.
Several hours before the crash, the South Brisbane MP had called on Premier Miles to cancel the demolition and reconstruction of the Gabba for the 2032 Olympics.
She has openly opposed the project and hosted a community forum on Saturday.
“The message from our community was resoundingly clear: we will not stop until the Prime Minister says he will cancel 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 he doesn’t add up. The president of the Australian Olympic Committee says there are better solutions. Even a former Labor prime minister has spoken out against it.
Dr MacMahon became the first 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.