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21 September 2017 09:04 (South Africa)

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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