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As Greens MP recovers in nearby hospital, woman to front court over dangerous driving

A Brisbane woman will face court charged with dangerous driving causing the grievous bodily harm of Queensland Greens MP Dr Amy MacMahon.

 

Feb 22, 2024, updated Feb 22, 2024
Greens member for South Brisbane Amy MacMahon is on the mend. (AAP Image/Jono Searle)

Greens member for South Brisbane Amy MacMahon is on the mend. (AAP Image/Jono Searle)

Dr MacMahon, 37, was hospitalised with spinal and head injuries from the February 12 traffic crash at a busy intersection at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane’s inner city south.

She remains in a stable condition in Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Police will allege a 26-year-old woman was driving a Hyundai sedan south on Main Street around 6.30pm when she crashed into Dr MacMahon’s Toyota Prius as the MP turned right from Baines Road.

The member for South Brisbane had left a function and was on her way to a community event when the alleged collision occurred.

The 26-year-old driver was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with minor injuries and was later released, police said.

The driver, from Moorooka, has been served a notice to appear for one count of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and will appear in the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court on March 14.

Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing.

Queensland Greens leader Michael Berkman told Australian Associated Press (AAP) last week that a witness said the driver allegedly ran a red light at speed when they hit Dr MacMahon’s car.

Mr Berkman said he was hopeful his 37-year-old colleague would make a full recovery.

“We know that she is getting great care, she’s in the best possible place she could be,” he told AAP.

 

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