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2 children, 1 woman hurt in Jacksonville go-kart crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two young girls and a woman were hurt Wednesday in a crash on Jacksonville’s Northside involving a go-kart and two cars, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department, the crash happened Wednesday afternoon near where Sycamore Street meets Moncrief-Dinsmore Road.

An officer with the Sheriff’s Office said it appears the woman was thrown from the go kart. She and the two children were in the go-kart. All three were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The officer said it’s unclear who was at fault in the accident.

Steve Duffie, a nearby resident and friend of the family, told News4Jax that he was among a handful of bystanders who did their best to help.

“They were all hurt, very much hurt,” Duffie said. “They were trying to get the seat belt undone and couldn’t. They said, ‘You got a pocket knife?’ I said, ‘Yes sir,' and I handed it to him and I held the belt."

Duffie says he quickly called the children’s father who was at work. He hopes the two young girls recover soon.


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