September 27th, 2010
10:22 AM ET

Segway company owner killed in accident

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.

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  1. Enthalpy

    Wow that's some investigative reporting CNN. The amount of detail is stagering as usual. Next headline – something happened, somewhere that may have involved someone who may be from earth – most speculate the surface of earth.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bruce

    jokes are in bad taste here
    the guy tried to and succeeded in inventing a better way to get around
    the world needs more like him

    September 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • What a Hoot!

      Uhhh, Bruce? The british dude did NOT design the Segway, he needed to spend his money somewhere before he died and bought the company less than a year ago. The only thing he suceeded doing was... spending his money on a Segway before he died. ROTFL!!!!

      September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      The Segway was invented by Dean Kamen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Kamen

      September 27, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      i stand corrected

      September 27, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • BeamerUSA

      Bruce lee do ur research or read properly. Also Lee is not ur last name...but that was intentional not out of ignorance or lack of research.

      September 27, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Harry

    I wish I could Segway to death that easy.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred Flintstone

      LMAO! Virtual High Five!

      September 27, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. mb2010a

    Maybe buying the Segway company wasn't such a good idea after all...

    September 27, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. Roey

    Oh my – what a shock! I'm sorry to hear this. I loved going on a Segway tour and think the machine is great. My condolences go out to the family.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mike

    You guys are a bunch of knuckle heads but I enjoy your remarks.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Penis Wrinkle

    a remark and stupid insensitive

    September 27, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. Video Game Guy

    What you say?

    September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • old man

      ouch! what do you do?

      September 27, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jake Gittes

    Ironic? Water commissioner drowns during a drought…

    September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. blabla

    He was probably text messaging! Should have taken the Oprah pledge!!

    September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Lomlom

      He didnt have a trunk to lock his cell phone in?
      He didn't have bluetooth feature yet to avoid using his cell phone?

      September 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Torianna

    He wanted to see if the Segway could do some sweet jumps down the side of the cliff. Rest in peace Mr. Segway.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Video Game Guy

    All your base are belong to us.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • ur base

      someone set up us the bomb. take off every zig.

      September 27, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Phil from MD

    oh please people, get a sense of humor already.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mike

    Maybe helt felt like swimming and was a workalcoholic.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. William

    Clearly a case of segwacide.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      I litterally almost peed myself

      November 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
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