Segway Owner Dies On Segway. If Only I Had Some Sort Of Transition From This Topic To The Next

09.27.10 7 years ago 8 Comments

I can’t really add anything to that headline that wouldn’t be redundant, other than that I’m surprised that this kind of thing doesn’t happen to the CEO of Garmin or Tomtom. And just for the record, I prefer the British voices on my GPS navigators. They sound more trustworthy.

Former miner Jimi Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding around his West Yorkshire estate in Boston Spa on a rugged country version of the Segway. He bought the firm last December and was using one of the machines – which use gyroscopes to remain upright and are controlled by the direction in which the rider leans – to inspect the grounds of his property.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said today: ‘Police were called at 11.40am yesterday to reports of a man in the River Wharfe, apparently having fallen from the cliffs above…”At this time we do not believe the death to be suspicious.” –Daily Mail (UK).

This is where some idiots would say “the jokes just write themselves here.” NO THEY DO NOT. That’s just your lazy way of saying “I think this is really funny and I’m too lazy to infuse my own humor.” Prick. I might be too lazy as well, but at least I’m willing to own it.

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