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SNR
09-27-2010, 06:58 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/article/206339/segway_company_owner_dies_in_segway_accident.html?tk=hp_new


Segway Company Owner Dies in Segway Accident
John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld

Sep 27, 2010 5:45 pm
The owner of the company that makes Segways died Sunday when he drove an off-road model of the vehicle off a cliff on his estate in West Yorkshire, England.

The body of James W. Heselden, 62, as well as the Segway he had been riding, were recovered from the River Wharfe, according to numerous news reports. No official cause of death has been released yet, but police have told reporters that the death does not look suspicious.

Heselden, whose estimated worth is more than $263 million and who was ranked 395 on the Sunday Times of London's Rich List, bought Segway in January.

After working as a miner and engineer, Heselden invented a sort of Jersey Barrier for battlefields. The portable containment system is a wire cage that can be filled with earth and sand and used as a defense barrier to bullets, missiles, and suicide-bomber attacks. His company, Hesco Bastion, founded in 1990, has been very successful in selling the barriers to NATO nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Segway is a two-wheeled, scooter-type vehicle that uses gyroscopes to remain upright. An operator can steer the vehicle using body English. The scooters were invented in 2001 by Dean Kamen and were first sold in 2002.

According to the company's Website: "Today, Segway continues to develop safe, unique transportation solutions that address urban congestion and pollution and leverage our in-house expertise. No matter the platform, our products allow you to experience more with less."

Brock
09-27-2010, 06:58 PM
more breaking news.

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-27-2010, 06:58 PM
repostplanet.com

shitgoose
09-27-2010, 06:58 PM
charles needs more carries

bevischief
09-27-2010, 06:59 PM
We are on a roll today...

SNR
09-27-2010, 06:59 PM
Fuck this shit. It was reported two hours ago according to my feed.

Count Zarth
09-27-2010, 06:59 PM
FUCKING NEWBS

ClevelandBronco
09-27-2010, 06:59 PM
Off-road model my ass. If he'd had the off-cliff model he'd have lived to laugh about this.

kstater
09-27-2010, 06:59 PM
JFC If an article is more than an hour old, it's been fucking posted on CP.

AndChiefs
09-27-2010, 06:59 PM
I've never seen so many reposts in my life.

LaChapelle
09-27-2010, 07:01 PM
washington carver invented peanut butter

Dante84
09-27-2010, 07:01 PM
He's died at least twice today.

Bane
09-27-2010, 07:02 PM
Again! WTF!!!

BigMeatballDave
09-27-2010, 07:02 PM
LMAO Bug is gonna start cracking skulls...

Bwana
09-27-2010, 07:05 PM
Again? How many times can this poor bastard die!

http://www.nndb.com/people/602/000023533/John_Goodman.jpg

Bane
09-27-2010, 07:11 PM
LMAO Bug is gonna start cracking skulls...

:spock::rolleyes:

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-27-2010, 07:13 PM
LMAO Bug is gonna start cracking skulls...
Eh, it's a little different when it's an obscure subject that isn't on the front page anymore, I get how that happens.