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. PietHein

    And she's buying a Segway to Heaven.

    September 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. termlimits

    Now that's a "segway"!

    September 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JoeD

    Segways are for lazy people. Get a damn bicycle! Cheaper and more efficient.

    September 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ratkartz

      just as intrusive as well in the hands of the largely rude riding population

      September 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. What a story

    May be he wanted to drive the company over the cliff?

    September 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jahshuwa

    Should've read the owner's manual.

    September 27, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mr Jingle

    I never make humor at someone dying, but this guy went out doing what he put his heart and soul into.

    September 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MW

    He segway'd off a cliff http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/09/27/international/i055911D10.DTL

    September 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary J

    Is this CNN or The Onion?

    September 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. crunknessmonster

    If that happened to me I would laugh. It didn't, so its absolutely hillarious

    September 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. T-2000

    Be on the look out for copycat Segway murder / suicides in the next few days.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. T-2000

    And on a sidenote, who in the hell ever bought a Segway??

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

    I hope he didn't suffer. (sniff)

    September 28, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. NYCIP

    Any1 think perhaps this was all by design? He bought the company then killed himself on one of them? He could have had some sort of Machiavellian-Delorean complex. Just a though. Either way, his plan wasn't that great after all eh?

    September 28, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. T-2000

    What a way to go!

    September 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Miranda Tahoma

    I dont think it was an " accident" didnt he just buy the company not to long ago? that might be a possible lead. or maybe it was suicide? but why would a 62 year old man with lots of money and a new company commit suicede? i dont know but there are always reasons to explain these sorts of things. but it is very ironic the fact that he is the owner of a Segway company and he died in a Segway accident. but like i said there are so many possiblitys and we may never know thw truth.

    September 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
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