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Family in shock after man injured in go-cart crash



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It was shock and chaos early Saturday morning for the family of a man injured in a go-cart crash. Thirty-year old Craig Andrews’ loved ones are trying to figure who hit him and left him in the middle of the road.

“I was shocked because I know he told me he'll be back,” Marilyn Andrews, Craig Andrews’ stepmother, said.

But instead, Craig Andrews ended up in the hospital.

Florida Highway Patrol says Craig Andrews was riding his go-cart around 3 a.m. on the westbound side of Beach Boulevard near Carmichael without any lights on.

Officials say an oncoming car smashed the go-cart and took off.

Marilyn Andrews said she wants answers.

“Whoever did it, come forward -- be man enough or woman enough to let us know what happened because that's like leaving a dog on the street,” Marilyn Andrews said.

Family and neighbors say it's not the first time Craig Andrews took his go-cart out for a spin in the middle of the night.

“He drives all times in the neighborhood. I had a feeling one day he was going to get hit because he don't stop, he just runs around,” said John Nelson, a neighbor.

Marilyn Andrews said her stepson knows driving his go-cart on the street and in the dark is dangerous. But she said that still doesn't give anyone the right to leave her stepson on the road.

“Thank God that he didn't die, he was blessed; thank God he was blessed,” Marilyn Andrews said.

FHP said they found vehicle parts in an area where the crash happened and believe they're looking for a pickup truck or an SUV.