Man Awarded Damages After Hurt Riding A Segway Blindfolded
A jury in Bridgeport Connecticut has awarded 10 million to a man who suffered injuries falling from a SegWay–while blindfolded.
The accident occured during a 2009 demonstration of the two wheeled transportation machine at South Connecticut State University. John Ezzo, a student, was participating in a demonstration of the SegWay, riding it through an obstacle course while blindfolded and without a safety helmet. He fell, suffering according to his attorney, brain injuries. He had to drop out of school and now works as a handyman. Now, two key elements…blindfolded and no helmet. A lot of information was missing from the press release, but one asks, WHY no helmet, WHY a blindfold? hmmm….The jury found that SegWay and two employees were at fault. So, let’s all go get on a Schwinn bike, ride through Columbia Center Boulevard with our eyes covered and no helmet. Then if we get in a wreck, we can sue the bike maker.