Segway owner, Jimi Heselden died in a crash when his segway went off a cliff and into a river. According to Mail Online, investigators state that the segway owner was riding around his estate in Boston Spa when his segway went off the cliff and into the River Wharfe where Heselden died (Mail Online, 2010).
Jimi Heselden bought the Segway company last December. The fact that the Segway owner died has shocked many who knew of his generosity. For those not familiar with the Segway owner, Jimi Heselden is known for his generosity and was recently noted as one of the United Kingdom’s most generous (Mail Online, 2010).
Currently, the Segway owner’s death is being labeled a tragic accident and no foul play is suspected. Investigators are trying to pinpoint whether Jimi Heselden’s death was operator error or mechanical error.
Either way, it is sad to see someone so involved with helping others and sharing his fortune with others who are hurting die so tragically. Perhaps other wealthy people will follow Jimi Heselden’s example and help reach out to others who are not as fortunate. The reality that the Segway owner died in a crash has many mourning.
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Mail Online (2010).