Segway chief dies after driving scooter off cliff

Jimi Heselden, the owner of Segway, has died after riding one of the scooters off a cliff and into a river, reports say.

Jimi Heselden, the owner of Segway, has died after riding one of the scooters off a cliff and into a river, reports say.

According to the BBC, Heselden, 61, died on Sunday after crashing into the River Wharfe. The incident took place on his West Yorkshire estate.

Heselden, who had already been an investor in the UK Segway dealership, bought the company at the end of 2009. Segways are not legal to use on British roads, though, and are restricted to use on private property.

For more on this story, read Segway chief dies in cliff plunge on ZDNet UK.

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