BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police say a Shriner from Vermont suffered a head injury when he crashed while testing a small go-kart before a parade in Bangor, Maine.
Shriners from across the Northeast gathered Saturday in Bangor at the Civic Center for the final day of three-day event. The parade continued despite the accident.
The Bangor Daily News (http://bit.ly/Nujx7F ) says the injured Shriner was part of the Cairo Shriners of Rutland, Vt.
Police say the miniature car crashed into a flatbed trailer in a bank parking lot. The victim, who wasn't identified, was not wearing a helmet.
Last October, a Shriner from Maine died after his go-kart overturned during a stunt at the Damariscotta Pumpkin Fest Parade in Newcastle. Investigators blamed a mechanical failure.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com
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