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Athletics

Bolt uninjured in minor road accident: reports
AFP
Kingston, June 10, 2012
First Published: 20:11 IST(10/6/2012)
Last Updated: 20:16 IST(10/6/2012)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica collides with a flower girl after crossing the finish line to win the men's 100m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo. AFP/Scanpix/Heiko Junge

Jamaica's double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt walked away uninjured from a minor road accident early on Sunday, press in Kingston reported.

Bolt, also the world record holder in the 100 and 200m sprints, was involved in an accident in a busy part of Jamaica's capital called Half Way Tree just after 5:15am on his way home from a party.

The 25-year-old, who has just returned to the Caribbean island after racing three times in Europe over recent weeks, reportedly suffered no injuries and went home to rest.

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who has also been racing on the European circuit, was on the scene at the time but was travelling in another vehicle.

This is the second motor vehicle accident Bolt has been involved in over the past three years following the flipping of his German sportscar into a ditch in 2009 that left him with minor abrasions to his feet.


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