George Clooney "fine" after motorbike crash in Italy

The Hollywood actor was taken to hospital after being involved in a traffic accident while driving his scooter on the island of Sardinia Italy

A local paper said the star's injuries were not serious, but that he was taken to the emergency room.

Reports suggest he was treated at St John Paul II hospital before being released.

George Clooney was injured in a road accident in Italy today when his scooter collided with a auto. According to TMZ, the 57 year old actor was driving about 60 miles per hour before the collision occurred.

Local publication, La Nuova Sardegna, reports that George was hit by the vehicle after it suddenly changed direction, taking him by surprise.

The actor was taken via ambulance to a local hospital and released later the same day. Responding Carabinieri officer Lt. Col. Alberto Cicognani told the Post that Clooney was thrown over the scooter's handlebars by the impact but told officers at the scene that he was "fine".

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George Clooney is on the mend after a scary scooter accident in Italy. His helmet, which broke during the crash, is said to have smashed the Mercedes' windshield.

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

Clooney has had a home on the Italian mainland, on Lake Como, for many years.

George Clooney has been injured after a motorcyle he was riding collided with a pickup truck in Sardinia, Italian media reports.

Clooney did not sustain life-threatening injuries and was discharged from the hospital the same day, leaving with wife Amal. You can see a second scooter in the surveillance video, which managed to avoid the Mercedes. He has been married to Amal Clooney since September 24, 2014.

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