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Photo: Usain Bolt involved in Half Way Tree accident

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2012

Jamaican Olympic champion Usain Bolt was involved in a minor accident in Half Way Tree, St. Andrew this morning at about 5:15 am. He was, however, left unhurt.



Information reaching The Gleaner is that the global sprinting star was on his way home from a popular party when he met in the accident.



The Gleaner also understands that former record holder Asafa Powell was also at the scene of the accident, but he was in another motor vehicle.



Bolt and Powell both competed at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo Norway on Thursday and are preparing for the National Trials at the end of June.



This is the second accident in recent years that Bolt has been involved in. In 2009 he crashed his BMW M3 into a ditch in the vicinity of the Vineyards Toll Plaza along Highway 2000. The car flipped a few times before landing upside down, but the Olympic and world Championships star suffered only minor injuries to his feet.



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