The owner of the Segway company died Sunday in a freak accident when he rode one of his firm's two-wheeled scooters off a cliff and into a river, according to British press reports.
West York shire police said tycoon Jimi Heselden, 62, one of England's richest men, was found in the River Wharfe near Wetherby and died at the scene. A Segway--an off-road model--was found nearby, the Daily Mail said. Police said there did not appear to be anything suspicious about Heselden's death and that he had been riding around his estate.
Heselden last year bought the U.S.-based Segway company that makes the two-wheeled personal transporter."
Via L.A. Times
Well, feel sorry for the guy and condolences to his family...(I can smell the fugly inheritance fight among the family already..), but if he had invested in Norton motorcycle instead, the story might have been different to me.
Segway is a dorky 2 wheeled vehicle for lazy fat people to me. Kinda like a trike.