George Clooney taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Sardinia

11 July, 2018, 06:09 | Author: Kristine Mills
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According to multiple reports from local Italian media, the 57-year-old actor was injured in Sardinia, where he is now filming the mini-series, "Catch-22".

The 57-year-old actor, who is now filming a TV series on the Italian island, was understood to be driving to set when the incident occurred. Local news sources say the actor had "a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm". While it's possible that these details are rather exaggerated, considering TMZ's history of treating rumors as facts, there have been enough reports to verify that Clooney's accident was quite serious.

George Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2018. A photo of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon with a smashed windshield and a nearby scooter would seem to suggest that Clooney hit the windshield in the impact.

This video obtained by the Corriere della Sera newspaper in Italy shows the moment actor George Clooney smashed into an oncoming auto on Tuesday.

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Mannoni said police are looking into the causes and responsibility of the accident.

Clooney is staying on the Italian island while he films an adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch 22 for Hulu.

The actor and director, 57, was taken to hospital following the incident but was later discharged with a minor knee injury, state news agency Ansa reported. "He is recovering at home and will be fine".

Reports suggest he was treated at St John Paul II hospital before being released. He was reportedly heading to the set when he was struck by the auto.

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