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Fastest Man on the Planet Injured in Car Crash

4/29/2009 7:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Usain BoltThe Jamaican sprinter who set the 100m world record at the Beijing Olympics suffered mild injuries today after crashing his BMW on a highway in his homeland.

Usain Bolt
-- who ran the 100m dash in a mind-blowing 9.69 seconds last year -- and a female passenger were taken to a hospital in the Saint Catherine Parish after Bolt lost control of his car while (get this) he was allegedly speeding on a rain-slicked highway.

Officials say Bolt -- who's due to compete in a 150m race in England in a few weeks -- is undergoing tests to see if he'll be healthy enough to compete.



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Are you kidding me ?    

first how sad

1917 days ago
2.

RACHEL    

WELL HIS CAREER IS OVR THEN.. NEXT!

1917 days ago
3.

curiouscat    

Seems kind of suspicious when news reports yesterday have an unnamed Olympic track & field gold medalist coming back with positive banned substance results based on new tests of Olympic samples. Coincidence?

1917 days ago
4.

Duvy    

They have already released the names of all 6 people who tested positive and he wasn't one. And yes there were 7 positive retests, but 2 were for the same person.

1917 days ago
5.

Nothingbettertodo    

Don't worry he'll be on the track in England, He will beat u all and dominate the season. You gonna wish he was on drugs. We're not like u, Jamaica FOREVER. Talent over Steroids.

1917 days ago
6.

robertswifeintx    

The roads in Ja are very dangerous. Wet or not.

1917 days ago
7.

Iggy    

This would never have happened if he was driving a bobsled. :)

1917 days ago
8.

Protina    

BOLT is the fastest man alive and all you ppl hoping for a positive drug test it aint gonna happen ok. He is ok and all of us in Jamaica as well as the caribbean and am sure persons elsewhere are very happy that it was a minor accident

1917 days ago
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jammo    

Seriously, who really cares about this guy... does anyone even know who he is.? Also the injuries you said are "MILD" so why is this even an issue-I really doubt anyone has heard of this person... I am amazed at the crap TMZ posts on their "slow days"

1917 days ago
10.

jammo    

WHO CARES... he is not in critical condition, no one died so who cares. If you choose to drive fast on a dangerous road let alone a wet road you must deal with the outcome... but really... who cares,,,?????

1917 days ago
11.

noyankhere    

it would have been faster for him to have got out and sprinted...

1917 days ago
12.

unreal    

you risk your life everytime you are on a Jamaican road, They drive like he runs!!

1917 days ago
13.

Dave Harvey    

This accident is eerily reminicent of the one suffered by Jamaican-Canadian Donovan Bailey (World's Fastest Man) one year after winning Olympic gold in the 100m and 4x100m at Atlanta in 1996. When his Mercedes hit some black ice in Toronto it skidded into a concrete pole, flipped over and caught on fire yet he walked away from it without serious injury.

1917 days ago
14.

C    

Lol # 9! So true

1917 days ago
15.

lashaba19    

bolt forever, no one can run like a jamaican and for the people who r sayin that the road is bad in ja, its not the road it the people who's driving. big up all jamaicans

1917 days ago
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