First Segway accident.. lol

The heralded Segway has claimed its first Atlanta victim. A member of the Central Atlanta Progress Ambassador Force toppled from one of the personal scooters on Cone Street near Luckie Street about 8:40 p.m. Thursday.

The officer, whose name was not released, injured his knee going up a driveway onto the sidewalk, said Atlanta Police Sgt. Michael Giugliano. He was taken to Grady Hospital.

Atlanta is one of the first cities to buy into the concept of using the Segway scooters, manufactured out of Manchester, N.H., for use by city employees.

Six of the 65-pound Segway scooters were lent to the Atlanta police for 60 days in late April by the company that are promoting them. Ten more of the machines were purchased for $9,000 each by the city's Ambassador Force, Central Atlanta Progress and Georgia Power, according to Atlanta Regional Commission spokeswoman Julie Ralston.

Re: First Segway accident.. lol

Just like Dennis the menace, 65 pounds of trouble. bruce

Re: Oh no!!

How many more people have to get hurt on those things before they realize how dangerous they are?????

How about air bags? Didn't the engineers think of that? Suppose a child had been in the way and that 65 pound monster would have toppled on him?

I call for an immediate congressional hearing on the banning, er, I mean the safety of those things.

If man had been meant to ride on two wheels God wouldn't have made Hemry Ford!

I'm sure if just one life is saved it will be worth it.

This is making me hysterical. I'm going to take a Mytol.

Jim ;)

Re: First Segway accident.. lol

this was a real newspaper article.. it even had pictures of the guy laying on the ground.. a reproduction I would guess.

I thought it was pretty damn stupid.. how many times have you seen a story of someone falling off there skateboard?

lol.. morons.. I was kinda hopeing to see a squished up dead guy that got ran over by segway that malfunctioned or something a little more cooler then .. opps I've fallen and can't get up ..!

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