Segway Owner Dies in Freak Accident – by Segway

Jimi HeseldenDeath by Segway: Jimi Heselden, owner of Segway, dies in a freak accident.

They are used in Tel Aviv as a novel way to tour the boardwalk, and as novelty items in other Middle East countries – like by security guards at Saudi Arabia’s KAUST University. The Segway, a 2-wheeled electric vehicle never really took off, but it’s been an interesting idea to challenge the way we travel in cities and parks.

Now, the company’s owner has met a strange fate, Israel’s Channel 10 reports. Jimi was inspecting his property on his Segway, and fell 10 meters off a cliff into a river where he met his death.

Jimi, reports Salon, led quite an accomplished life: “He dropped out of high school at the age of 15, and rose from poverty and a life in the mines to found HESCO Bastian. He made millions in defense contracts, becoming richer than Simon Cowell.”

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One thought on “Segway Owner Dies in Freak Accident – by Segway”

  1. Maurice says:

    Maybe he “segwayed” himself into the next world.

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