Segway Owner Dies in Freak Segway Accident

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Lewis57

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How fast do those things go, I hardly believe he didn't have time to react or step off it.

+1 for Darwin award.
 

Trialsking

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[citation][nom]Lewis57[/nom]How fast do those things go, I hardly believe he didn't have time to react or step off it. +1 for Darwin award.[/citation]

At his age he probably already has children so he is disqualified from the Darwin Awards
 

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He is an older guy, i dont think his reflexes were that quick. Probably wanted to either save his segway or the cliff came up very abruptly.
 

dasper

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Well when you hype your product as something that will "revolutionize the way cities are built" and then your product only slightly appeals to a small audience I can see them accidentally riding the product off a cliff. I really hope that is not the case but I do find it hard to believe you could not jump off a Segway if its about to go over a cliff.
 

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....and...cue the inveitable and predictable mainstream media response with alarmist headlines:

"SEGWAY COMPANY OWNER KILLED IN SEGWAY ACCIDENT: ARE SEGWAYS SAFE?"

"REGULATORS SAY MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAWS SHOULD INCLUDE SEGWAYS"

"FAMILY MEMBERS WARNED HESELDEN NOT TO SCOOT NEAR CLIFFS"

"DID THE STUXNET VIRUS CAUSE HESELDEN'S SEGWAY TO MALFUNCTION?"

and finally...

"FIVE REASONS A SEGWAY IS MORE ACCIDENT PRONE THAN A UNICYCLE"

 

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Fake quote of the day maybe?

"And here I will personally demonstrate the new edge detection safety feature of Segway..."
"uh.. sir, that feature hasn't even started Beta yet.."
"Shush now you! Sill who needs engineers, we need PIONEERS!!....."
 

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he made his fortune starting hesco bastian http://www.hesco.com/

local news says he was on his quad bike on his own land and drove in to the river. prolly had a heart attack
 

wawa sxm

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yeah that was a surprise i didnt know he sold the company....does segway included that weelchair that can go up and down steps?
 
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