Geneva: The US secretary of state, John Kerry, was in a stable condition in a Geneva hospital after being injured in an accident while cycling near Scionzier, France, his spokesman has said.

Kerry was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva, where he was being examined, spokesman John Kirby said.

“Secretary Kerry is stable and likely suffered a leg injury. He did not lose consciousness,” Kirby added.

Kerry suffered the accident near Scionzier, France, 25 miles (40km) south-east of the Swiss border. Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with his motorcade at the time.

Kerry was transported to Geneva’s main hospital, HUG, where he was being evaluated. It was unclear how long he was expected to stay there and the future of Kerry’s current, four-country trip was unclear.

Kerry often cycles on his diplomatic journeys.

Courtesy The Guardian