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Segway company owner rides scooter off cliff

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A British businessman who bought the Segway company less than a year ago died after riding one of the scooters off a cliff and into a river near his Yorkshire estate.

Jim Heselden, known locally as Jimi, acquired the Segway company from its U.S. inventor Dean Kamen in December 2009.

According to the British media, Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding a rugged country version of the two-wheeled transporter on Sunday.

Police said a witness had reported seeing a man fall over a 30-foot drop into the river near Boston Spa, 140 miles north of London.

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I'm sorry, but I had a laugh at this. I'm going to Hell, yes I know. :-P

I will see you there, I had the same response...

God rest his soul.

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I know there isn't anything funny about someone dying but in all honesty the Segway owner dying in a Segway accident...

Isn't it Ironic?? Don't you think???

:bag:

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Plus the fact that dude went OVER a cliff on his Segway and into a river. That's extreme outdoor Segway at it's best! No one can ever top that! He really made an exit!

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On Inside Edition yesterday they showed videos of Segway accidents. It turns out they are more common than you think.

I'd say! Have you ever rode on one? All they tell you is something like "think forward, and you'll move forward!" and, "use this thumb trigger to steer left and right."

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