Kerry crash results in broken leg
GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a cycling accident in France yesterday and will fly back to the US for treatment, cutting short a European trip.
Mr Kerry, 71, a keen cyclist, was hospitalised in the Swiss city of Geneva after the accident in the French Alps, the State Department said.
The top US diplomat, who had been holding talks in Switzerland on the Iran nuclear crisis, broke his right femur in the accident in Scionzier near Chamonix.
A source in the French local government office said Mr Kerry had wanted to cycle one of the stages of the Tour de France, the challenging Col de la Colombiere mountain pass.
He has had to cancel both a trip to Spain and his attendance at a Paris meeting on the Syria conflict and the ISIS group, spokesman John Kirby said. However, Mr Kirby said he planned to “remotely” join the Paris talks tomorrow.