Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy: Ansa

Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy: Ansa

George Clooney has been involved in an accident.

The actor slammed his motorbike into an oncoming vehicle that turned suddenly into his lane on Tuesday and was thrown several meters in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia, according to a video of the crash. According to the authorities, Clooney's scooter collided with the vehicle.

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia said Clooney was released Tuesday.

"He is recovering at his home and will be fine", a representative for Clooney previously told HuffPost.

"George Clooney fell and slammed the windshield of the Mercedes".

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Local daily La Nuova Sardegna said the 57-year-old Clooney had been headed to a film set on Tuesday when his motorbike was hit by a vehicle.

According to Carabinieri officer Alberto Cicognani, the driver of the Mercedes hit Clooney after failing to stop at a turn.

The actor is in Sardinia filming Catch 22, a TV adaptation of Joseph Heller's book of the same name.

Clooney, 57, had just left his hotel on a motor scooter when he crashed into a small truck, Italy's Chi magazine said on its Web site.

Clooney and his wife Amal were spotted in Porto San Paolo in Sardinia over the weekend, according to The Daily Mail. He has a home on Lake Como and was married in Venice in 2014 to the British human rights attorney, Amal Clooney.

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