September 29th, 2010 17:10 EST
Owner Of Segway Company Dies In Segway Accident!
"The British millionaire businessman who owns the firm Segway has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff with one of the two-wheeled electric scooters near his body, police said on Monday.
Jimi Heselden, 62, who bought the U.S.-based firm, and who was also chairman of Hesco Bastion, was discovered in a river near Leeds, northern England, on Sunday.
Invented by Dean Kamen, the self-balancing Segway scooter was made famous by then U.S. President George W. Bush when he took one for a spin, only to jump off after losing control."
Dean Kamen predicted that the Segway "will be to the car what the car was to the horse and buggy." The Segway failed to revolutionize the world of transportation, only folks who have an obsessive need to look like nerds have bought the damn thing. Since 2002 only about 30,000 Segways have been sold.
Maybe it wasn`t an accident, Jim Heselden could have committed suicide because he regretted buying a worthless company.
The news that the owner of the Segway company fell off a cliff on a Segway should be the death knell for the company. Who the hell is going to buy a Segway when the owner of the company was killed on the infernal machine?
No matter how the Segway corporation spins it, the tragic death should serve as a warning to consumers: Don`t you dare buy a Segway!
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