Segway Co. Boss Dies - While Riding His Segway

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hubby
Segway Co. Boss Dies - While Riding His Segway

Well this won't look good for Segway sales:
[quote=The Guardian]
The flamboyant former miner at the head of the Segway scooter company has died in a freak accident by sliding on one of the miniature two-wheelers off a cliff.

Jimi Heselden, who latched on to an international craze for the upright, motorised "green commuter machines", was testing a cross-country version when he skidded into the river Wharfe which runs beside his Yorkshire estate.[/quote]

The entire story is available here-> www.guardian.co.uk.

   

   

animestrinity
Re: Segway Co. Boss Dies - While Riding His Segway

Everytime I think of a segway, I think of the chimp that was taught to ride one... and the song that goes with it... 

So now I'm sitting here thinking about a chimpanzee that would have jumped off the thing before it went off the cliff...

Although I'm confused.. since I don't know anything about the geography of the area... did he go off a cliff or fall in a river? or go off a cliff into the river?

hubby
Re: Segway Co. Boss Dies - While Riding His Segway

looks like he skidded off a cliff, into the river.. either of which on it's own would ruin your day and/or messup your Segway..

animestrinity
Re: Segway Co. Boss Dies - While Riding His Segway

I can't comprehend NOT getting off the segway when he got too close to the cliff... it's not like you're strapped in... just step off the thing...

It's a noble thing to 'go down with your ship' but come on... it's a freakin segway... he owned the company... it's not like he couldn't get a new one.

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Segway Boss Dies - While Riding His Segway
dats funny!

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