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Sep 27 2010

Segway Chief Dies by Segwaying Off a Cliff

Published by at 1:00 pm under Oddly Enough

You wouldn’t think that travel in a vehicle that can’t exceed ten miles an hour would be all that dangerous, but it all depends where you drive it.

But it’s not just anyone dying in a freak Segway accident, it’s the head of the whole company, and though it’s sad, it is pretty noteworthy as an odd way to go.

Jimi Heselden, 62, crashed into the River Wharfe while riding the vehicle round his estate in Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The scooter was found in the water.

Mr Heselden, who founded Leeds-based company Hesco Bastion, acquired the Segway operation in December 2009.

Yup, he drove his Segway straight off a cliff. I understand he may have believed in his project, but really, there’s no need to prove that it can go offroad, as it’s clearly best suited for mall cops.

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