April 29, 2009 / 8:28 PM / 9 years ago

Olympic champion Bolt hurt in Jamaican car crash

KINGSTON (Reuters) - World record sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica suffered minor injuries on Wednesday when he crashed his BMW sports car on the outskirts of his Caribbean homeland’s capital, authorities said.

<p>Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt (R) lines up with Omari Welch, 6, of Randolph, Mass. during a promotional event in Boston, Massachusetts in this recent photo from April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Greg M Cooper</p>

Bolt, 22, lost control of the high-powered vehicle and plowed into a ditch on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

He injured his left foot as he stepped out of the car and was treated, along with his brother and a female companion, for minor injuries at a nearby hospital.

Bolt, who won the men’s 100- and 200-meter competitions with record times at the Beijing Olympic Games in August, was released after treatment at the Spanish Town Hospital, his manager Norman Peart said in a statement.

“We are keeping a close watch on Usain and will update the public as is necessary,” he said.

Reporting by Horace Helps; editing by Tom Brown

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