By Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt crashed his car and was not seriously injured on Wednesday.
Bolt and an unnamed female passenger were taken to a hospital in Spanish Town but neither was seriously hurt, according to police Sgt. David Sheriff.
"(Bolt) is being treated now, but it's nothing serious and I cannot say anything more," a doctor at the Spanish Town hospital west of Kingston said.
Bolt was apparently speeding on a rain-slicked highway when he lost control of the BMW M3 and it went off the road, said Sheriff, the first officer to arrive at the scene in St. Catherine parish. He said the car was heavily damaged.
Bolt, 22, exploded as an international track star in 2008 when he broke the 100m world record at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York in May and then set world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay while winning gold medals in all three events at the Beijing Olympics in August.
The sports car Bolt was driving at the time of the accident was given to him by executives at Puma, his shoe and apparel sponsor, in recognition of his victories in Beijing.
--Reuters contributed to this report.