Segway Company Owner Dies After Rolling Into River On Segway

By: AP
By: AP

LONDON (AP) --

A British businessman who last year bought the
company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter has died in an accident on one of the vehicles.

Police in West Yorkshire said Monday that 62-year-old James
Heselden and a Segway were found in the River Wharfe near Boston
Spa, in northern England.

Police said a member of the public had reported seeing a man
fall over a 30-foot (9-meter) drop into the river on Sunday.

Heselden bought control of the New Hampshire-based Segway
company in December.

He made a fortune through his firm Hesco Bastion which developed
a system replacing sand bags to protect troops.


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  • by j timney Location: tallahassee on Sep 27, 2010 at 02:35 PM
    he must have been a rebulblican
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    here's a more in depth article w/ pictures http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315518/Segway-owner-Jimi-Heselden-dies-riding-machines-cliff.html
  • by Crazy on Sep 27, 2010 at 09:23 AM
    Guess he did not know how to swim?
  • by HENRY Location: here on Sep 27, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    thats what happens when you let the battery run low.
  • by Rex on Sep 27, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    he should win a darwin award for that
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