BANGOR — Police say a Shriner from Vermont suffered a head injury when he crashed while testing a small go-kart before a parade in Bangor.

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 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.


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