Kingston, Jamaica – World record holder Usain Bolt is back home resting after involved in a minor car accident here early this morning.
Trackalerts.com reports that the Olympic Games sprint double champion from Beijing, was on his way home from a party when he met in the accident.
The management team of the 100m and 200m world record holder confirmed the accident, but did not get into details.
“I am confirming that Usain Bolt was involved in a ‘minor accident’ in the Half Way Tree area of Kingston shortly after 5 o’clock on Sunday morning,” Bolt’s publicist Carole Beckford confirmed in a release.
“He has escaped injury and is home resting.”
She added: “as soon as anymore details are available, we will pass on.
“Thanks for the notes of concern from the general public”
Asafa Powell, who is a good friend of Bolt and only recently raced against him in the Diamond League, was said to be on the scene at the time accident, but he was travelling in different car.
Bolt holds the world’s two fastest time this season over the 100m, at 9.76 and 9.79, respectively.
He defeated Powell on both occasions.