George Clooney 'fine' after motorbike crash in Italy

13 July, 2018, 02:58 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Actor George Clooney arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney

The American actor and director George Clooney was injured in a scooter accident on the Italian island of Sardinia where he is working on a miniseries, Italian media reported on Tuesday. It shows Clooney's scooter hitting the auto, as well as the actor flying into the air and hitting the ground.

George Clooney has been involved in an accident.

Surveillance video of the crash, apparently taken by a fixed security video, was obtained by the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Clooney was riding the scooter near Olbia when a vehicle cut across the actor's path at an intersection, resulting in a collision, Lt. Alberto Cicognani of the Carabinieri Italian military force said to NBC News.

"He is recovering at his home and will be fine", Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield told The Associated Press in an email. Clooney was rushed to the emergency room at John Paul II Hospital, but his condition was not believed to be serious and he was later discharged, doctors confirmed to NBC News.

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Clooney relocated his family to Sardinia for the summer so he could direct and star in the six-episode mini-series based on the novel by Joseph Heller.

Sources have told TMZ that George was doing 60 miles per hour when a vehicle suddenly pulled in front of him.

Clooney is thrown over the front of his bike and up in the air before landing on the asphalt, where the vehicle driver and other witnesses come to help. Staff at the home declined to comment.

The Clooney family, including Amal Clooney, and the couple's 1-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella, have relocated to Italy for the filming.

Sardinia, a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, is over 500 miles from Clooney's villa in Lake Como.

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