Segway Founder Dead, Rolls off cliff

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    You shouldn't laugh but what?...
     
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    I wonder if there was any pre-existing medical conditions with this guy?......like maybe he had a heart attack first before going over the edge.
    The top speed is is a whopping 12 mph, just seems so outrageous that one could drive right off a cliff on one of these.
     
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    People fall off cliffs while standing still, so.......
     
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    But it was his property, so he had to know he was headed for a cliff, better to jump off the thing than die.
     
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    And the word to describe this is- Ironic.
     
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    This was my first thought too!
     
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    Maybe the accelerators were made by Toyota!
     
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    Stop making me laugh... I'm trying to be mournful here!
     
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    While it does seem there could be some irony in this, there really isn't. A family lost their son, father, and husband. Segways are in fact easy enough to control (I have 2). You never know - he may have had a heart attack or stroke...
     
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    Now I feel like Mary Richards at the funeral of Chuckles the Clown.

    By the way, Jimi Heselden was not the founder but only the owner of Segway: he bought the company in 2009 (source).
     
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    Yes. Dean Kamen was the founder of Segway:

    History of the Segway Human Transporter
     
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