Jim Helsenden, the owner of the company that manufactures of the motorized scooter of tomorrow — The Segway — died last weekend when he somehow lost control of the segway he had been riding around his estate in England and flew over a cliff.
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According to The BBC: “The married father crashed into the River Wharfe while riding the scooter on his estate in Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The scooter was found in the water….Mr. Heselden led a British team which struck the deal to buy Segway in December last year. The firm was started by inventor Dean Kamen in 1999 after he developed the electric two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle.”