Man Gets $10M for Connecticut Segway Accident

December 16, 2011

A Connecticut jury has awarded $10 million to a 23-year-old man who suffered a brain injury in a Segway accident.

The Bridgeport Superior Court jury on Wednesday determined that New Hampshire-based Segway Inc. and two employees were responsible for John Ezzo’s injuries in the accident, which happened at a company demonstration of its two-wheeled vehicle at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven in September 2009.

Ezzo’s lawyer, Robert Adelman, says his client was riding the Segway blindfolded and without a helmet through an obstacle course set up by company workers when he fell off and injured his head.

Adelman says Ezzo had to drop out of the university because of the injury and is now a handyman.

Lawyers for Segway didn’t immediately comment on the verdict.

Latest Comments

  • December 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    Adjuster says:
    Really? The employees of course said "do it this way, it's perfectly safe". Company got what's coming to them.
  • December 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    TheRestoftheStory says:
    Jester & Others interested, Here's the "Rest of the Story" Segway designed and ran a contest at the demonstration. Participants were required to run an obstacle course bli... read more
  • December 19, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Jane says:
    This is a verdict I actually agree with. Company reps were INSANE for letting him ride it blindfolded. Asinine!

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