US bobsled among 6 to crash; no serious injuries |

US bobsled among 6 to crash; no serious injuries

Russia's RUS-2, Alexsandr Zubkov, front, and his teammates Philipp Egorov, Dmitry Trunenkov, and Petr Moiseev, walk back up the track in the finish area after crashing in the first run, during the men's four-man bobsled competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

WHISTLER, British Columbia – Six bobsleds, including one from the United States, have crashed during the first two heats of Olympic four-man bobsled.

Bobsleds from Austria, Russia, Slovakia, Japan and Britain also crashed Friday – all in turn No. 13. There were no serious injuries.

John Napier, in the USA-2 sled, lost control during his second run. The sled overturned in the notorious curve nicknamed “50-50.”

Napier and his teammates appeared uninjured after being helped from their sled. The bobsled slid through the last three curves on its side and crossed the finish line.

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