Usain Bolt in Critical Condition after Serious Car Accident in London: Hoax


Picture Suggesting Usain Bolt in Critical Condition after Serious Car Accident in London
Usain Bolt in Critical Condition after Serious Car Accident in London

Story: 

BREAKING NEWS: World Fastest Man Usain Bolt In Critical Conditions After Serious Car Accident In London, England

Analysis:

A circulating ‘Breaking News’ report claims that world’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt is in Critical Condition after Serious Car Accident in London, England. In past, the world famous athlete Usain Bolt has in fact met with couple of accidents in his BMW M3 that were not serious. So the current claim gained traction online. However, no such critical accident happened to Usain Bolt in London, the story originated from a fake news website that exploited the earlier incidents to generate a click-bait article.

Usain Bolt in Critical Condition after Serious Car Accident in London
Usain Bolt in Critical Condition after Serious Car Accident in London

On 15 October 2016 Net Live Media website netlivemedia.com published the ‘Breaking News’ story on their website saying the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt is in critical condition at a major hospital in London after a serious car crash shortly before dawn. It is said that Bolt somehow lost control of his black BMW and swerved into guard rails. Nonetheless, there are no credible reports of any such car accident relating Usain Bolt; Net Live Media website has been publishing many hoax stories like this with sensational headlines. The picture showing a BMW car accident is an old one that is often shared online.

So athlete Usain Bolt has not met with any serious car accident in London, he is pretty much fine, and was taking part in HeroesInActionRun charity initiative in Falmouth as of this writing.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

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Usain Bolt in Critical Condition after Serious Car Accident in London: Hoax