Segway Boss Jimi Heselden Dies on Segway

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. 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. Police found Heselden’s body and a Segway personal transporter in the river. He was prounced dead at the scene and foul play is not suspected, West Yorkshire Police told reporters.

Surprisingly, he only made #18 on the list of people who shouldn’t drive a Segway.

20 People who shouldn’t drive a Segway

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  1. Posted September 28, 2010 at 7:14 am Permalink

    He was testing a off-road model…

    Remind me not to get that one!

  2. Chaos
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 7:54 am Permalink

    Well, it works pretty well off the road….

  3. Posted September 29, 2010 at 11:58 am Permalink

    Too damn funny.

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