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. Snacklefish

    An obvious murder/suicide.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Concerned Tunafish Sandwich

      Did anyone notify the Segway's next of kin?

      September 27, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Video Game Guy


    September 27, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. yes


    September 27, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Robotnik

    Clearly, I shall give this man a PROMOTION!

    September 27, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. fred flinstone

    hey guys have some respect here a guys id dead nothing is funny about that you know

    September 27, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Freud

    If the mans id is dead what is there to say about his ego?

    September 27, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Lomlom

      LEGGO his EGO! Like someone said, it was segwacide!

      September 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Eleanor

    OMG! You guys are crazy ! lol!=) I don't feel so down now.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. BeamerUSA

    Segway owner found dead in a river trying to fly his product over a cliff.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. the_dude

    Maybe he finally realized what a dumb product he was making and drove himself in there.....

    September 27, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. What a Hoot!

    Death in itself is not usually funny. Its the way that this guy's passing will always be remembered! Its a Bird, its a Plane, its a flying.... SEGWAY. Oops. Where was that owners manual again??!!! You guys are hilarious!

    September 27, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Derek

    segway and the runaway toyotas have something in common?

    September 27, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. sapoet

    I think the Segway's a patsy. Smells like a murder to me.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Posh-Kenneth

      @sapoet- OMGz you don't think you infamous SEGWAY killer is back do you? *shuts windows, locks up doors* oh nooooooooooooooooooooooes.

      *smack* don't say stupid sheet.

      September 27, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. Amy

    To those posting jokes, and saying to get a sense of humor...where is your sense of compassion? Death is not a joke. There are people grieving his loss. You are all very insensitive and should be ashamed of yourselves. My condolences to his family and friends.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian Silverstein

      Aw come on Amy, cheer up!

      I found this just for you!

      September 27, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      We all die, stop dwelling on it. When I die, I hope it's in a memorable way that can bring some joy and laughter to folks. Pull the stick out of ur @$$.

      September 27, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Anil

      Lmao brian

      September 27, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Anil

      I'll be sure to lol at your funeral Amy. Btw everyone dies biotch. Get over it. You should be ashamed of YOURSELF for letting your panties get in a bunch like that. Tsk tsk

      September 27, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bozo

    Why is it OK to make fun and joke about this guys death but off limits and taboo to joke about those who died in 9/11?

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

      Oh come now, if they threw themselves out of windows riding Segways we'd be there cheering for them. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

      September 27, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Posh-Kenneth

      @Bozo- yes because one idiot probably texting while segwaying himself into the river is comparable to a tradegy like 9/11. If only those silly terrorists had been paying attention when they flew the plans into the building... then we'd be able to make fun of them.

      you are a moron and deserved to be prison r4ped.

      September 27, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. Fred Flintstone

    He should sue himself for negligence.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
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