Segway firm owner dies in freak accident involving, you guessed it, a Segway

By Andy Rice 27 September 2010

Jimi Heselden, the owner of the Segway company, died on Sunday in a freak accident after he drove the off-road version of the two-wheeled machine off a cliff on his property in North Yorkshire. The UK multimillionaire was inspecting his property when he drove his Segway off a cliff and into a river. Police do not suspect foul play at this moment. Heselden bought the Segway company in December 2009, and had become one of Britain's most generous philanthropists, giving away more than £20 million to charity. Read more: Daily Mail

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