One feared dead after another car swept away in Brisbane floods

A passenger is feared dead after a vehicle was swept away in Brisbane's north, the second such tragic incident in two nights.

Emergency services were called to roads either side of Little Cabbage Patch Tree Creek in Aspley about 8pm (9pm AEDT) on Thursday to reports of a vehicle in floodwaters.

A police spokeswoman said the driver was found a short time later.

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Paramedics treated him at the scene and took him to the Prince Charles Hospital in a stable condition but police said the passenger remained unaccounted for.

Police said the vehicle was recovered about 11.15pm (12.15am Friday AEDT).

Meanwhile, at roughly the same time, 11pm, emergency crews were called to what could have been a similar situation north of Brisbane.

A police spokeswoman said as many as three cars were trapped in floodwaters near Old Gympie and Callaghan roads at Narangba.

She said police, firefighters and paramedics attended the scene but only police remained directing traffic early Friday morning.

The incidents came amid extensive localised flooding throughout Brisbane's north and a little more than 24 hours after a 75-year-old woman died when her car was washed away in the city's west.

Inspector Daniel Bragg urged drivers to remember: "If it's flooded forget it."

"Can I encourage drivers to stop and not go anywhere near flooded waters," he said.

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