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    Default Segway company owner dies in apparent Segway accident

    (CNN) -- The owner of the Segway company has died, apparently in an accident involving one of his upright two-wheeled vehicles, police in England said Monday.

    The body of James Heselden, 62, was pulled from the River Wharfe in northern England on Sunday, police said.

    A Segway-type vehicle was recovered from the river, police said.

    The incident is not thought to be suspicious and the coroner has been informed, police added.

    The company confirmed "with great sadness" that he had died "in a tragic accident near his home."

    It hailed his charitable work, saying that a donation of 10 million British pounds (nearly $16 million) to a local foundation earlier this month raised his lifetime charitable giving to 23 million pounds (over $36 million).

    The British veterans' charity Help for Heroes was another beneficiary of his donations, the company statement said.



    It's tragic. The man gave quite a bit to charity.


    The irony though....hard to resist the smirk/face-palm combo.
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    It's a great shame and i send my prayers to his family.
    but i had a go on one of those things in spain last year....they're frikkin lethal!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    It's a great shame and i send my prayers to his family.
    but i had a go on one of those things in spain last year....they're frikkin lethal!!!!
    Disneyland used to let people take a spin on these in what they called "controlled conditions". This has since been halted by the expected legalities. Tried it myself. They are pretty damn squirrelly.
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    Segway sales are already falling. The company is bracing itself for a major tumble. Fortunate stockholders bailed just in time to avoid plummeting stock value.
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    At least he was riding the real deal and not a cheap imitation.

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    ...thus making his segue way to the sweet hereafter.

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    The inventor of the Segway was Dean Kamen.

    The company was sold in early 2010 to a group led by British millionaire Jimi Heselden, chairman of Hesco Bastion.

    So, although the technical owner of the company, the late Mr. Heselden had not been around the Segway since it's creation.

    So, it's not quite "the creator of the Segway dies using his creation" story.

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    ♪♪♪ And he's buying a Segway to heaven... ♪♪


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    How fast can those suckers go, ten, twelve miles an hour I assume, tops?
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