Bike Crash: Is Usain?

Bolt recovers after motor vehicle accident

Observer Reporter
Sunday, November 20, 2005

Montego Bay - World Junior record-holder over 200 metres, Usain Bolt, was said to be recovering yesterday after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on Hope Road in Kingston early yesterday morning.

BOLT… only received a small scratch in his face
Bolt’s manager Norman Peart confirmed with the Sunday Observer yesterday that the 19 year-old was involved in an accident, but said he was not injured, only receiving “a small scratch in his face”, adding that “all is well and he is fine and will be in school on Monday and back in training.”

The University of technology student was returning home just after midnight and was stopping to get fast food, the Sunday Observer learnt, when another vehicle ran into the Honda Accord he was driving.

Reports are that Bolt’s car was badly damaged and would need extensive repairs. Peart, however, denied that the former William Knibb Memorial High student and Boys Champs double record-holder in the Class 1 200m and 400m, was covered with blood, as some reports said.

Bolt, who is preparing for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia next March, was a finalist in the 200m at the recent IAAF World Track and Field championships in Helsinki, Finland.

He however finished last, after pulling up early in the race, jogging across the line. Bolt was also in the Jamaica team at last year’s Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, but failed to make it past the first round of the 200m.