Segway boss Heselden dies after riding Segway off cliff

“In a bizarre twist, James Heselden, owner of the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter, died Sunday morning in a Segway-related mishap — just before the scheduled release of a study suggesting injuries related to the vehicles may be on the rise,” Dan Childs reports for ABC News.

“According to a witness report, Heselden, 62, apparently fell off a 30-foot cliff into a river while riding a Segway near his home in West Yorkshire, UK,” Childs reports. “Police found Heselden’s body and a Segway personal transporter in the river.”

Childs reports, “He was prounced dead at the scene and foul play is not suspected, West Yorkshire Police told reporters.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: When found, the Segway was just standing there in the water balancing on its own two wheels, unscratched.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


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