I’m guessing this will result in a new warning label on the machine:

The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river.

Former miner Jimi Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding around his West Yorkshire estate in Boston Spa on a rugged country version of the Segway.

He bought the firm last December and was using one of the machines – which use gyroscopes to remain upright and are controlled by the direction in which the rider leans – to inspect the grounds of his property.

Paul Blart was unable to arrive on-scene in time:

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RIP, Mr. Heselden.

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5 Responses to “Owner of Segway Dies in Slow Speed Accident”

  1. sizemorew on September 27th, 2010 12:51 pm

    My prayers go out to his family who're grieving, but my mind boggles over this accident. My question is this: How the heck did he manage to drive a Segway off a cliff? Segways don't go that fast last time I checked, so you'd think he'd have plenty of time to see the edge.

  2. Doug on September 27th, 2010 12:58 pm

    Yeah… seems as if it would be like heading toward a cliff on a steamroller… there would be a bit of time to jump clear. Guess not.

  3. kittymyers on September 27th, 2010 2:43 pm

    Was he competing for a Darwin Award?

  4. Joyanna Adams on September 27th, 2010 3:36 pm

    Gee, this news comes on the same day that the U.N. appointed an ambassador to aleins?

    I'm publishing a conspiracy book. Really, this is too much.

  5. kittymyers on September 27th, 2010 10:01 pm

    OMG, we're being scored as commenters?!?

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