Bolt escapes unscathed from early morning car accident

SPRINT superstar Usain Bolt suffered a huge scare just weeks before the defence of his Olympic 100m and 200m titles when he was involved in a car crash in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The world’s fastest man, 25, escaped unhurt from the accident in his native Jamaica, which was also said to have involved compatriot and rival Asafa Powell.

“Usain was in a minor accident in the Half Way Tree Area on Sunday morning after 5am and sustained no injuries,” his spokesperson confirmed.

It is the second crash Bolt has recently experienced; in 2009 he flipped his BMW but only injured his foot climbing out of the car.