Segway Owner Jimi Heselden Dies In Scooter Accident

segway-owner-jimi-heselden-dies-in-scooter-accidentThe owner of the Segway company Jimi Heselden, 62, has been found dead on Sunday after riding his Segway Personal Transporter off a cliff in the U.K.

On Monday police said, The British millionaire businessman who owns the firm Segway has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff with one of the two-wheeled electric scooters near his body.

According to the BBC, The engineering company tycoon tumbled into the River Wharfe while driving his self-balancing scooter on his estate in northern England and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family spokesman said, “There is absolutely nothing to suggest it was anything other than a tragic accident.”

On Sunday at about 11.40 am, a passer-by found Heselden alongside his Segway in the Boston Spa area.

He was the chairman of Hesco Bastion. Hesco Bastion said in a statement, “It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Jimi Heselden has died in a tragic accident near his home in West Yorkshire.”

On the Sunday Times Rich List, Heselden was worth £166m and ranked 395th. According to media reports, Heselden was one of the richest men in Britain.

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