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      04-30-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Usain Bolt crashes his M3

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The triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has been involved in a car accident in Jamaica but walked away with only scratches. Bolt, along with his brother and a female passenger, was taken to a hospital in Spanish Town, near Kingston, where the Jamaican sprinter was treated before being sent home.

Bolt's manager, Norman Peart, said that the 22-year-old sustained nothing worse than scratches from thorn bushes when he stepped out of the car on the side of the road. "We are very relieved he's OK," Peart said. "Everybody is fine."

He is reported to have had a thorn stick him on the soft part of his left foot, after he stepped out of the car which overturned in a ditch off the highway. The extent of the damage to the car was unclear.

The injury may see Bolt miss an invitational meeting in Kingston on Saturday. He is also due to run a 150m street race in Manchester on May 17. "We will see how he is in the next few days before his coach will decide if he is able to run on Saturday," Bolt's agent said

Police sergeant David Sheriff reported that Bolt lost control of his BMW M3 – a present given to him by his sponsors at Puma after his performances at the Beijing Olympics – after apparently speeding on a rain-slicked highway west of Kingston. The car, Bolt's favourite, is believed to have been left in a ditch.

Bolt, 22, attended a specialist BMW M driver school at the Nürburgring in Germany last year to learn how to handle the high-performance car.

The IAAF world athlete of the year won the 100m and 200m at the Beijing Olympics and was part of the Jamaica team that won the 4x100 relay – all in world record times.

"We are keeping a close watch on Usain and will update the public as necessary," said Peart. "We also want to use the opportunity to thank the public for all the calls of concern and the show of affection for Usain."
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thats crazy..
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      04-30-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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its impressive how bad that crash looked and how little Usain is hurt...
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      04-30-2009, 12:02 PM   #4
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wow! that took a beating rolling over. but glad hes safe. i mean..it is a bmw we're talkin about
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I don't care who insane bolt is, someone need to confiscate his license. At 22, he should not be driving a v8 and speeding in the rain.
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Well obviously he shouldnt be speeding but to say that he doesnt deserve a liscense and a v8 is ignornant. Just because he crashed it doesnt mean all other 22 year olds are bad drivers.
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I don't care who insane bolt is, someone need to confiscate his license. At 22, he should not be driving a v8 and speeding in the rain.
wow, that's a pretty ignorant statement right there.
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wow, that's a pretty ignorant statement right there.
everyone has accidents.
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My guess is he was racing someone, then just as he was about to win, he raised both hands up.
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I don't care who insane bolt is, someone need to confiscate his license. At 22, he should not be driving a v8 and speeding in the rain.
what if he was 32? would it be ok then?

accidents can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time, regardless of the weather condition.
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Well obviously he shouldnt be speeding but to say that he doesnt deserve a liscense and a v8 is ignornant. Just because he crashed it doesnt mean all other 22 year olds are bad drivers.
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wow, that's a pretty ignorant statement right there.
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everyone has accidents.
True, everyone has accidents. He is lucky he did not kill anyone (his brother was in the car too), I suspect they all wear seatbelts or it would have not been a pretty site.

Ok, so many of you read my statement and concluded that I am ignorant and one of you deducted that I think all 22 years olds are bad drivers because I mentioned he is 22. Next thing you know, someone will come on here and say I am jealous because he is 22 and drive an 2009 m3.
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I don't care who insane bolt is, someone need to confiscate his license. At 22, he should not be driving a v8 and speeding in the rain.
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      04-30-2009, 01:23 PM   #13
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what if he was 32? would it be ok then?

accidents can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time, regardless of the weather condition.
Yes, I should have not mentioned his age, gee you all sound like a punch of female, female don't like to talk about their age.
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Yes, I should have not mentioned his age, gee you all sound like a punch of female, female don't like to talk about their age.
hahaha i have no problem talking about my age, im 19 . i just dont think his age is relevant to the situation, anyone could have made the same dumbas5 mistake as he did. you just gotta know your limits, obviously he didnt.
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Some kid wrecked his white e92 M3 at Orlando Speed World last night... lost traction 150' in, swerved HARD to the left and spun. Close to a total loss.
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My guess is he was racing someone, then just as he was about to win, he raised both hands up.
+1. Thanks, gave me a good laugh.
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      04-30-2009, 02:21 PM   #18
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Well obviously he shouldnt be speeding but to say that he doesnt deserve a liscense and a v8 is ignornant. Just because he crashed it doesnt mean all other 22 year olds are bad drivers.
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/\ LOL! Out of any place to get hurt, it had to be his foot.......
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Just saw it on telly. Wasn't an M3 but a badly tuned 6, maybe an M6 but it had the M3 18" design wheels on.
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He's lucky he didn't kill himself, either of his passengers or any innocent bystanders...

Doesn't matter if you've been to a driving school, only idiots speed in the rain with passengers in a high-horsepower car.

Idiots can be of any age...
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shame on the M-driving school instructor for not telling him not to raise both his hand when he win a race in a high power car. This is not a foot race!
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