Monday, September 27, 2010

Segway Inc. owner rides over cliff to his death

UK businessman Jimi Heselden, the man who believed in the Segway so much that he went ahead and bought the company, has died after reportedly driving a ruggedized version of the scooter off a cliff and into a river. He was found early on Sunday morning in the River Wharfe, having earlier been touring his estate in the personal transporter. The cause of the accident is not yet known. Mr. Heselden was 62 years old and, true to our geeky hearts, generated his fortune by coming up with an innovative design for wire cage walls that has since become standard equipment for NATO, American, and British forces. Our thoughts are with the good gent's family, and please, behave yourselves in comments.


sourceDaily Telegraph

26 comments:

  1. Poor fellow!
    it's ironic that he died on the tool that made him rich...

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  2. Saw this in another blog.. Sad and ironic at the same time :S

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  3. very good...

    kill all segway drivers!!

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  4. That's terrible and awesome at the same time. More terrible than awesome, but still.

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  5. poor gent. i do hope he had a helmet on.

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  6. How ironic...it's almost like he did it purposely that way for a last bought of attention. Very sad though.

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  7. Dude, Segways are super awesome... Thanks for posting this (NOT) now I want one again and the bitches are expensive...

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  8. "Into a river" may have been overkill though.

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  9. That's... uhh, ironic. I guess he forgot to jump off?

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  10. First Segway fatality? That sure took awhile! Now their safety record isn't so squeaky clean

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  11. Pretty sweet way to go. Give him a darwin award.

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  12. Dude totally deserves the Darwin Award, just like Data Fox said

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