that link isn’t working, but yeah that story has been everywhere since it happened. not surprising really. I’m sure it will also feature in the annual Darwin awards.
I read this in one of the articles on the accident:
"A Segway safety review was conducted by Dr Mary Pat McKay, professor of emergency medicine and public health at George Washington University in the US.
It found 41 Segway injuries between April 2005 and November 2008 among patients who attended the George Washington emergency room.
Ten people were admitted to hospital and four were admitted to intensive care. There were no deaths but some patients had serious facial trauma, fractures and brain injuries."
anyone who’s googled “youtube” and “segway accident” will nod their head to the above figures.
My eyes are actually watering because I’ve been laughing so hard watching that video. I had to close my office door.
Segways always crack me up, I saw some mall cop trying to tell a lady not to take her stroller on the escalator, and it’s like he’s a mall cop, so zero respect to begin with, but the segway takes away anything he may have had with his deep cop voice and dark blue uniform. She just laughed at him and kept on her way. Is it even possible not to look like a total idiot on one of those?