Olympic athletics sensation Usain Bolt suffered minor injuries when his BMW skidded off the road and overturned in a ditch. Bolt had a thorn stick him on the soft part of his left foot, after he stepped out of the car which overturned in a ditch off the highway, his manager Norman Peart said in a statement.
He was taken to the Spanish Town Public Hospital, where he was treated. He has been sent home for recovery. Bolt, 22, won gold medals in the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay at the Beijing Games last August, setting world records in all three events.
Police said the vehicle was extensively damaged, after apparently skidding on the rain-slick road, but neither Bolt nor the unidentified woman traveling with him was seriously hurt. Bolt had just returned to Jamaica from a promotional event for Puma in Boston last weekend.