Maybe Segways Aren't So Safe
from the oops dept
So, last week I was surprised to read a report saying that it was possible to accidentally flip a Segway device, since part of the hype about them was how they were so stable that it was nearly impossible to fall down while using them. Well, here’s some more empirical evidence that that’s not true. A member of Atlanta’s “Ambassador Force” (no, I have no clue what this is) who is testing a bunch of Segways, “toppled” from his Segway and injured his knee. Of course, the article doesn’t indicate if it was the Segway toppling or the guy falling off of it completely.