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Caboolture unit building evacuated after car crash

Bronwyn McLeod, Michael Moss and Jeromie Armstrong outside their damaged unit.
Bronwyn McLeod, Michael Moss and Jeromie Armstrong outside their damaged unit. Jorge Branco

BROWNYN McLeod was playing video games this morning when a car crashed into her kitchen just metres away.

"I was actually sitting in my lounge room playing Xbox and went up to get something to eat to see my kitchen was demolished," the 23-year-old said.

"I didn't hear the initial crash but I did hear the bang through my brick wall."

Just before 8.30am this morning a white station wagon crashed into a unit block on the corner of Lower King St and Charles St, Caboolture.

Police are still looking into the cause of the accident.

Caboolture Fire Station Officer Jeff Barker said the car's occupants were a father and son, with the son driving.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics took the older man to Caboolture Hospital to be treated for head lacerations.

Emergency services have evacuated the entire unit building and are waiting for a structural engineer's report to determine the amount of damage to the building.

"There are concerns once the vehicle is removed how much fall from the brickwork damage will occur and whether it goes further up the building," Mr Barker said.

"There's substantial damage to the ground floor unit, which has been hit in the kitchen area.

"There was no injuries done to the occupants."

A visibly shaken Miss McLeod said she was still in shock, as her housemates helped her gather her things to leave.

"I've seen car accidents out there (on Lower King St) and I've seen car accidents like this on the news but I never thought it would happen to my home

"That is my home. It has been my home for the last eighteen months so I'm pretty shaken up about it."

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