The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt walked away uninjured from a minor road accident early on Sunday in his Caribbean homeland of Jamaica.
Bolt’s publicist, Carole Beckford said the three-time Olympic champion was returning from a party with friends in the early hours Sunday when he was involved in a “fender bender” in Jamaica’s capital of Kingston.
“There were no injuries at all. He is fine and resting at home,” Beckford told The Associated Press in Jamaica.
Police in the Half-Way-Tree area where the accident took place say they are still investigating, but it appears that the sprinting champ somehow lost control of his black BMW M3 and swerved into guard rails shortly after 5 a.m. local time.
The last time Bolt crashed his BMW, in 2009, he was driving barefoot and lost a month of training after needing minor surgery to remove thorns embedded in his left foot. Just weeks out from the world championships in Berlin that year he confessed that he was struggling for form, but still went on to break three world records.
Bolt remains undefeated this year. The Jamaican star hasn’t lost since failing to defend his title in the 2011 world championships in South Korea after being disqualified in the final for a false start.