George Clooney injured in traffic accident in Italy

Brenda Watkins
July 10, 2018

Clooney, 57, was riding the bike at Costa Corallina on the island of Sardinia when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle, according to Italy's TGR Rai Sardegna.

A photo published on La Nuova Sardegna website shows a black scooter on one side of the road, with a dark blue estate vehicle facing the other way, at an angle across the central reserve.

Local daily La Nuova Sardegna said Clooney's injuries were not serious, but he was taken to the John Paul II hospital emergency room.

Clooney has now been discharged, and local media that had gathered at the hospital said he is believed to have left through a side exit.

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George relocated his family to the idyllic Italian island for the summer to direct the forthcoming TV mini series.

The story, set in Italy during World War 2, focuses on Christopher Abbott's character of Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier who is furious because the bureaucratic rule known as Catch-22.

Calls and emails to Clooney's spokesman in regards to the accident weren't immediately returned, according to Associated Press.

Clooney has a home on the Italian mainland, on Lake Como.

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