Mishap at parade sends one to hospital

By Beth A. Birmingham | Aug 02, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Emergency crews work to clear the road following a crash in the Big Parade procession Aug. 2. Three people were struck by an out of control Shriner's go cart. One woman was taken to the hospital, and released. More details to come.

Rockland — A Kora Shriners' Mini Racer that went out of control during the 67th Maine Lobster Festival parade sent one woman to the hospital Saturday, Aug. 2.

At 10:23 a.m. Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Services along with the police department responded to the crash in front of AutoZone on Main Street.

According the Deputy Chief Wally Tower, the driver of one of the Shriner's go carts lost control and careened onto the sidewalk, striking three parade onlookers.

A 43-year-old male and a 9-year-old male, along with a 79-year-old female, were in the path of the vehicle. The males were treated on scene by Rockland EMS personnel and refused transport to Penobscot Bay Medical Center. The female was transported to the hospital, treated and released, according to Tower.

The procession of the Big Parade was delayed approximately 20 minutes while the scene was cleared.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

A driver of one of the Shriner's go carts removes his vehicle from the parade route Aug. 2 following an incident that sent one woman to the hospital. The Big Parade procession was delayed for approximately 20 minutes while crews investigated and cleared the area. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Catherine L Leonard | Aug 03, 2014 08:05

Sorry to hear about the accident and hope all is well for those involved! The Shriners is such a great organization! So many have benefited and many more will benefit from the great work that they do.



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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.

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