An out of control car has smashed into a vacant shop at Southport Park.
Emergency crews were called to the usually busy shopping centre, on the corner of Ferry and Benowa Roads, around 7:50am on Saturday.
They found the male driver with just minor injuries.
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Luckily no one else was injured as a majority of the shops had not yet opened for the day.
The man has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.
He is also expected to have a blood alcohol reading amid suggestions he may have been drink driving at the time.
Paramedics treating 1 male at the scene of a car into an empty shop at Benowa & Ferry Rd #Southport
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) May 19, 2017