US secretary of state John Kerry has cycling accident in France

A spokesman said Kerry, who has called off the rest of his four-state tour, suffered a broken leg.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry has broken his leg in a bicycle crash in the French Alps, his spokesman said, reports Sky News.

He was flown to Geneva University Hospital by helicopter after the accident near Scionzier, about 40km (25 miles) from the Swiss border.

Mr Kerry has called off the remainder of his four-nation trip and will return to the US for treatment.

His spokesman John Kirby said Mr Kerry's right femur was broken in the crash.

"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," he said.

"The Secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury is not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."

Mr Kirby said paramedics and a doctor were with Mr Kerry's motorcade when the crash happened.

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