Owner of Segway Dies in Slow Speed Accident

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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