The Wall Street Journal: John Kerry cuts short Europe trip after bike accident

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled the remainder of an overseas trip after breaking his leg Sunday in a cycling accident near Geneva.

Kerry plans to return to the U.S. later in the day after an examination at a Swiss hospital showed he had fractured his right femur.

The secretary was bicycling near Scionzier, France, near the Swiss border, at about 9:40 a.m. when he had the accident, said John Kirby, a State Department spokesman.

Paramedics and a physician were traveling with Kerry’s motorcade at the time of the crash and he didn’t lose consciousness, Kirby said.

A medical helicopter flew Kerry to University Hospitals of Geneva, where he was evaluated.

Mr. Kerry should make a full recovery and is in good spirits. Mr. Kirby said.

Kerry was in Europe for a round of high-level nuclear negotiations in Geneva with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as well as planned visits to Spain for bilateral meetings and a trip to Paris for a meeting of countries in the coalition to counter Islamic State. He had planned to fly to Spain later Sunday.

An expanded version of this report is available at WSJ.com

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