Segway Company Owner Dies In Segway Accident

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:13 PM

OK, it isn't directly park related, but they have been discussed in several threads here. The guy goes over a 30' cliff while riding a Segway. That's what you'd see if you looked up the word "irony" in the dictionary.

http://www.wfmz.com/money/25176255/detail.html

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:27 PM

That truly is bizarre. Kind of like two different people dying from golf cart accidents at Beech Bend in the same week.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:25 AM

I was expecting a linked article to the Onion News, but wow, this is a bizarre story

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:58 AM

I have to admit that I did chuckle when I first read the news of his death. Maybe I'm going to hell for laughing, but I'm a big fan of irony and this has irony written all over it.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:38 AM

No more tours! - At least not without a good waiver signed!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:45 PM

I admit, I laughed too. I'm not sure why. If the CEO of Ford died in a car crash it wouldn't be funny. I guess 'dangerous' isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you see a Segway.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:45 PM

Drove his product.......... Right off a cliff!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:05 PM

Guess he segued into the afterlife...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:34 PM

Segwoops!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:47 PM

Come on people, you are not being very sensitive. You need to find a BALANCE between humor and cruelty. I thought you all were more UPRIGHT than this. I'm LEANING toward leaving this thread all together.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:51 PM

Come on wahoo, just ROLL with it.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:37 PM

FAIL off a cliff!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:52 PM

wahoo skipper said:
Come on people, you are not being very sensitive. You need to find a BALANCE between humor and cruelty. I thought you all were more UPRIGHT than this. I'm LEANING toward leaving this thread all together.

Would you like to borrow a segway to get there?

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:39 PM

Seriously, I think that the reason that it is humorous is because of the way we have thought of Segway. Because I view the Segway as a kind of silly and pointless invention, this news comes to me as a punchline for the whole Segway story arch.

It does make me feel bad that I find humor in someone's death. He had family and friends who probably loved him and will miss him very much.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:47 PM

You're right. It's absolutely true, and I do feel awful for his loved ones.

Still, it's a Segway....

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:56 AM

^ Agreed, a human being died, who leaves behind family and friends. But the funny part is trying to imagine how you could not stop or otherwise control the thing before plunging over a cliff, especially when you own the company that makes them. What next, a rogue Hoveround?

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:12 AM

What next, a rogue Hoveround?

Hell been in a store lately with them things around ya, Need a special insurance policy just to go shopping.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:36 AM

It's not like the guy invented the thing. He only purchased the company 10 months ago.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010 9:04 AM

Hoist by his own petard.

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