Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy

Cristina Cross
July 13, 2018

George Clooney was reportedly involved in a motorbike accident Tuesday.

Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming auto that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown several metres in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia, according to video of the crash. It shows a blue Mercedes veering into oncoming traffic apparently to turn into a residential compound near Olbia.

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

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A spokesman for the actor told the Press Association: "George Clooney was treated and released from an Olbia hospital". Local media that had gathered at the hospital said Clooney is believed to have left through a side exit.

Clooney was travelling to the set of his TV miniseries Catch-22 in Costa Corallina when his bike is understood to have hit a vehicle that "suddenly turned", Italian newspaper La Nuova reported. He fell. The vehicle driver called an ambulance.

A picture from the scene of the crash shows slight damage to the actor's bike, the car's windscreen smashed, and a fire extinguisher in the road.

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Clooney is a frequent visitor to Italy.

The accident happened in Sardinia where the United States actor is filming his latest TV series, Catch-22.

Clooney, the husband of leading human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney, has a home on the Italian mainland at Lake Como.

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