Video shows moment of Clooney crash, actor thrown in air

Brenda Watkins
July 11, 2018

Hollywood star George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, the Italian news agency AGI reported. Reports in the media note that he hit the windshield of the incoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon with his head and was thrown 20 feet into the air, over the vehicle, before hitting the asphalt. According to the authorities, Clooney's scooter collided with the auto. According to reports, Clooney was thrown over the top of his scooter after the hit.

Wife Amal, 40, came to collect him and the couple left in a chauffeur-driven auto. Clooney left the hospital at 10 a.m. local time, after being escorted there by ambulance and receiving medical attention. "He is recovering at his home and will be fine", spokesman Stan Rosenfield told The Associated Press in an email. Clooney fell off the scooter and slammed into the windshield of the Mercedes.

The 57-year-old actor was reportedly rushed to John Paul II Hospital in nearby Olbia. Wife Amal Clooney, a high-profile human rights lawyer, quickly came to the hospital and the actor was soon discharged, with his condition according to People deemed "not serious".

Clooney is a frequent visitor to Italy and even has a home in the northern part of the country, at Lake Como.

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

Cicognani confirmed that George was, fortunately, 'not seriously injured'.

Italy is an important place for Amal and George.

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