US President George W Bush was waving to police when he fell off his bike at the G8 summit in Scotland last July, newly published police papers reveal.
Mr Bush was shouting “Thanks, you guys, for coming” when he lost control and collided with an officer, the documents obtained by Scotland on Sunday show.
The smash left Mr Bush with scrapes on his hands and arms, and the policeman needing crutches for an ankle injury.
At the time, Mr Bush laughed off the crash as a sign “I should act my age”.
The police report confirms that Mr Bush later telephoned the injured policeman to ask how he was and to apologise.
The cause of the officer’s injury was officially recorded as being “hit by a moving/falling object”.