Olympic champion Rudisha survives car crash

Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha has survived a serious car accident in his native Kenya. Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

David Rudisha escaped unhurt after his car collided with a bus on a highway near Keroka in his native Kenya, the Olympic 800 metres champion said on Monday.

The horror crash took place on Saturday when the Rudisha, 30, was travelling home to Kilgoris in western Kenya, after he lost control of his SUV when a tyre burst, the BBC reported.

"Thanking the Almighty God for the gift of life," he said in a tweet accompanied by a picture of his mangled car.

"Saturday night around 1030hrs I survived a tragic road accident at Keroka on my way home to Kilgoris after a head-on collision with a bus plying Kisii Nairobi Route.

"I am fine with no injuries! Thank you for your prayers."

Rudisha was taken to Keroka Sub County Hospital after the accident.

"The doctors revealed that the athlete had not suffered any fractures, and he has been allowed to go home and rest," Keroka police chief Walter Abondo said.

Rudisha, Olympic champion in 2012 and 2016 and twice world champion, has a wildcard to participate in next month's world championships in Doha.