A man has been charged after a Queensland Rail tractor crane allegedly hit a 27-year-old woman in inner Brisbane on Thursday morning.
A 58-year-old Flinders View man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm with callous disregard and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 25.
The charge comes as the alleged victim, Iuliana Stevenson, shows signs of improvement, with 7 News Brisbane reporting on Friday that she was awake and talking with family, but remains in a critical condition.
It will be alleged Ms Stevenson was crossing the intersection of Hamilton Place and Campbell Street in Bowen Hills about 1am when she was hit.
Paramedics rushed her with critical head injuries to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.
The accused handed himself into police on the day of the alleged incident and officers seized a tractor crane from Queensland Rail at Bowen Hills the same day.
Ms Stevenson’s social media accounts reveal the Sunnybank State High School 2008 graduate celebrated her 27th birthday in June.
In 2013 she started working as a receptionist at Brisbane law firm Law in Order and worked her way up the ranks to become a business development executive at the company.