Segway to Serious Injuries

The death last month of Segway Inc. CEO James Heselden, in a crash while aboard the personal transporter, has highlightedboth the dangers of the two-wheeled conveyance and a new study charting the rise of Segway-related injuries in one Washington, D.C. hospital.

Heselden, the new British owner of the Bedford, New Hampshire-based company was aboard a rugged-terrain Segway touring his North Yorkshire estate, when he plunged over a cliff and into the River Wharfe. On the heels of Heselden’s death, the Annals of Emergency Medicine published online a study of emergency-room Segway injuries over a three-and-a-half-year period.

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