Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt was in a car crash Wednesday in Jamaica, but police and his manager said he was not seriously injured.
Bolt apparently was speeding on a rain-slicked highway when he lost control of the BMW M3 and it went off the road, police Sgt. David Sheriff told the Associated Press. Sheriff was the first officer to arrive at the scene in St. Catherine parish and found the car heavily damaged.
An official at Spanish Town Hospital confirmed Bolt appeared to have only scratches. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of privacy concerns, said Bolt was “very calm” and that doctors were examining him to make sure there were no other injuries. Bolt and an unidentified female passenger were taken to the hospital, though neither was seriously hurt, Sheriff said.