Chicago police officer sues the Segway company

June 27, 2008 3:52:32 PM PDT
A Chicago police officer is suing the company that makes the Segway 'personal transporter.'Matthew Fencl says he was hurt when he fell off the two- wheeled vehicle in 2006. The model he was riding was later recalled.

The officer's lawsuit claims he was using the vehicle in his official capacity when the side of the left wheel brushed against a building. Fencl says that caused the Segway to turn 'violently' into the building, throwing him to the ground and seriously injuring him.

The Segway manufacturer said it would need to study the lawsuit before commenting.


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