George Clooney has been released from an Italian hospital after being involved in a motor accident on Tuesday, July 10. The Oscar winner was thrown over the top of his scooter after being hit by a Mercedes while in Costa Corallina. Video of the shocking incident surfaced nearly a day later.
Clooney was doing 60 mph on his way to film his mini-series Catch-22 when a car suddenly pulled in front of him at 8:15 a.m. local time. He propelled over the car and his helmet hit the car’s windshield, cracking his helmet and shattering the glass.
“The driver immediately recognized he was responsible,” an Olbia police officer tells Us Weekly. “He turned the car without respecting the road laws. He was the first to call the emergency services and the police.” The driver was unharmed.
The 57-year-old star, meanwhile, suffered bruises and was transported to the Giovanni Paolo II hospital in an ambulance. His wife, British barrister Amal Clooney, rushed to the emergency room on learning the news and they later checked out at 10 a.m.
Clooney didn’t suffer any serious injuries, however, and will be monitored by hospital staff as an outpatient for the next 20 days. “George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital,” Clooney’s rep tells Us in a statement. “He is recovering at home and will be fine.”
Carabinieri officer Alberto Cicognani spoke to the actor following the incident. According to CNN, Clooney said that he was “fine” and that he would continue filming Catch-22 in a few days. He has been shooting the SKY TV show on the island for several weeks.
The Clooneys are renting in Sardinia this summer while the actor films nearby. (They also share a home at Lake Como with their 13-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella.)
The highway was briefly closed following the incident. Authorities are still investigating the situation.
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