George Clooney has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Sardinia

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was hospitalized with minor injuries after being involved in an accident while riding a motorized scooter in Sardinia, Italy, on Tuesday morning (July 10), according to local media.

The accident is said to have taken place near Costa Corallina, in the province of Olbia, according to Private Mediaset, citing gossip magazine Chi. Calls and emails to Clooney's spokesman weren't immediately returned.

The 57-year-old has been taken to hospital but is understood not to be seriously injured.

A picture from La Nuova shows a smashed windscreen, which suggests George hit it during the crash, but despite this, his condition is not thought to be serious.

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La Nuova Sardegna reports that Clooney suffered "slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm".

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia confirmed Clooney was treated there and released after Tuesday's accident.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available. Clooney was on the island shooting his new series Catch-22.

They met when she attended one of his parties at his Lake Como mansion, and Wednesday in Venice a year later.

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