Female driver seriously injured in collision with speeding BMW

A YOUNG disqualified driver is facing a string of charges after allegedly crashing a speeding BMW into another car outside a Brisbane hospital.

Police say the black sedan was travelling at high speed along Hamilton Road, westbound from Zenith Avenue in Chermside, at about 3:45 pm on Saturday.

It crashed into a black Nissan Micra which was leaving The Prince Charles Hospital on Staib Road.


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The driver of the Nissan, a 52-year-old Fitzgibbon woman, was seriously injured as a result of the crash and required treatment.

A 24-year-old man who was passenger in the BMW, was also injured.

The 24-year-old female driver was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and drive a motor vehicle whilst disqualified.

She is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on November 26.

Police are appealing to any members of the public who witnessed the incident or who have relevant dash-cam footage to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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