Usain Bolt was involved in a car accident earlier today, crashing his BMW on a highway in Jamaica. Read more about the story plus photos and video of Usain Bolt below.
Olympic gold medalist and 100 m world record holder Usain Bolt was involved in a car accident earlier today in his native Jamaica. He lost control of his BMW after speeding on a rain soaked highway, and he and his female passenger were taken to a local hospital in Saint Catherine Parish. He and his passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Bolt’s manager, Norman Peart, said “We are relieved he’s OK. Everybody is fine.”
Bolt is scheduled to compete Saturday in a meet in Jamaica and again in the 150m street race in Manchester, England on May 17th, but does not know yet if he will run the race. According to Peart, a decision will be made in the next 48 hours.
The BMW he was driving was a gift from Puma, one of his sponsors, after his gold medal performances at the Beijing Olympics last year.
More photos and video of Usain Bolt are below.
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