Ouch! Police officer shares segway stack for charity
EVERYONE loves a good stack and when it involves a police officer falling off his Segway in Noosa's trendy Hastings St, the laughs are sure to roll in.
Hastings St police beat Officer in Charge, Senior Constable Pierre Senekal, has shared what could quickly come one of his most embarrassing moments to help a charity close to his heart.
Sen Const Senekal asks "if you found my stack funny, can you make a donation to Make-A-Wish Australia?"
On November 20, 2011 his then 10-year-old son, Peter, was diagnosed with liver cancer and given a 25% chance of survival.
Peter beat the odds to become an active, healthy teenager, but Sen Const Senekal has never forgotten the kindness of Make-A-Wish during his family's darkest hours.
He has organised fun run fund- raisers and has also been involved in promotional adverts for the Noosa Surfing Festival, all with a view to raising more money for Make-A-Wish.
The Noosa Surfing Festival "Be careful what you wish" YouTube clip has Sen Const Senekal riding his Segway and "arresting" some older surfers for dropping in on a wave at Noosa Main beach
The YouTube clip is even more amusing in light of Sen Const Senekal's stack, filmed on closed-circuit television while crossing Hastings St on the Segway six months ago.
It shows Sen Const Senekal crossing the busy road and then, as he comes to the footpath, falling face forward off his Segway.
It wasn't funny at the time, with Sen Const Senekal injuring his face and bruising his hips after the handlebars of the Segway rammed his taser into his body.
"One of the wheels hit the side of the pavement and the other kept moving which made it do a 360," Sen Const Senekal said.
"I kept going face forward and the Segway went back, as the footage depicts.
"I thought people would laugh and make fun of me, but they were all really concerned because my chin was bleeding."
Thankfully, Sen Const Senekal was not seriously hurt.
If you laughed, or even had a giggle at his misfortune make a donation at https://making-wishes-happen. everydayhero.com/au/noosa-festival-of-surfing.