GENEVA, Switzerland – US Secretary of State, John Kerry is said to be in stable condition after being flown to Geneva’s University Hospital following a biking accident in neighboring France.
Update on Secretary Kerry’s Injury
Secretary Kerry broke his right femur in a bicycling accident this morning in Scionzier, France. Given the injury is near the site of his prior hip surgery, he will return to Boston today to seek treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital with his doctor who did the prior surgery. The Secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury is not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Secretary Kerry is in good spirits and is grateful to the French and Swiss authorities, doctors, and nurses who assisted him after the accident.
The Secretary very much regrets not being able to visit Spain to meet with one of our close allies for discussions on a range of issues, as well as being unable to attend the counter-ISIL coalition ministerial meeting on Tuesday in Paris in person. The Secretary plans to participate in the counter-ISIL coalition meeting remotely.
Previously, State Department Spokesperson John Kerry said:
At approximately 940 a.m. Geneva time, Secretary Kerry suffered an accident while bicycling near Scionzier, France.
Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with the Secretary’s motorcade at the time of the accident.
The Secretary was transported via medical helicopter to Hospital University Geneva, where he is currently being evaluated.
Secretary Kerry is stable and likely suffered a leg injury. He did not lose consciousness.
John Kerry’s love for la petite reine is well documented. He was seen biking often in Lausanne during the Iran Talks in that city.