An early morning incident in Brisbane’s south has resulted in a woman being charged with the attempted murder of a cyclist.
A woman has been charged with the attempted murder of a cyclist after an early morning incident in Brisbane’s southern suburbs on Saturday.
Queensland police said the 42-year-old cyclist was riding along Wirraway Parade near the Inala Plaza shopping centre in Inala at 4.30am when a 4WD hit his rear wheel.
The cyclist stopped, and the woman behind the wheel allegedly drove at the man, who jumped a front fence of a house in Lapwing Street for safety.
Police said the alleged driver of the 4WD – a 45-year-old Durack woman – then crashed into four fences before allegedly running over the man’s bike laying on a footpath.
Police said the woman stopped the 4WD further along Lapwing Street and was arrested.
She has been charged with one count each of attempted murder and dangerous driving, and five charges of wilful damage, including four fences and the bicycle.
She is due to appear in the Richland Magistrates Court on Monday.
The Durack cyclist was transported to hospital for leg injuries but released after receiving medical attention.
The man and woman are not known to each other, police said.