The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has escaped serious injury in a car crash in his native Jamaica which wrecked his high-speed sports car.
The IAAF, the world governing body of athletics, gave graphic details of Bolt’s lucky escape on its official Web site www.iaaf.org. The 22-year-old, who was driving his BMW M3 with two female passengers, lost control and went off a rain-soaked road. The car ended up in a ditch and Bolt and his passengers had to clamber out through a bed of thorns before being taken to hospital in Spanish Town as a precaution. Bolt was released after three hours with his feet strapped with bandages. Both his passengers appeared to escape serious injury. He told a local reporter: “Me good man. Me all right, a just few cuts man, me all right.” But questions marks remain over how his early season schedule will be affected. Bolt is due to race in the IAAF meeting in Jamaica on Saturday and his manager Norman Peart said his charge would have to have to be examined again before deciding whether he can run.. “We can’t say right now. We’ll do further checks, which we have organized already, so we’ll have to wait on those.” Peart was quoted. Bolt is also set to come to England in mid-May to run in a special 150 meters street race in Manchester. Bolt set world records in winning the 100 and 200 meters gold in the Beijing OIympics and claimed a third gold as Jamaica took the 4×100 meters relay. He was given the BMW by his sponsors as reward for his incredible success which catapulted him to global stardom.