George Clooney Injured in Scooter Accident in Italy

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George Clooney has been involved in an accident.

Italian authorities confirm to ET that the 57-year-old actor was involved in a traffic collision while riding his scooter near Olbia, Italy, on Tuesday morning. 

A source tells ET that Clooney was going about 60MPH when a Mercedes hit him and that he was thrown about twenty feet in the air. Clooney’s helmet hit the windshield and broke due to the force of the impact, the source says. 

A rep for Clooney tells ET that at this time, “George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital. He is recovering at home and will be fine.”

According to authorities, the accident occurred around 8 a.m. local time, when the Mercedes driving on the State Road 125 near Olbia did not respect the right of way and hit the actor. Clooney fell off the scooter when he slammed into the windshield of the car. The driver of the Mercedes called authorities, who then dispatched the Municipal Police, an ambulance and the fire department.

ET has learned that George Clooney was on his way to the set of the Hulu miniseries Catch-22 at the time of the traffic collision. A source adds that production on the show in Sardinia will continue as planned.

An MRI was performed and the results came back negative. Authorities say that Clooney was not seriously injured and confirm he was released from the hospital a short time later.

The Clooney family, including Amal Clooney, and the couple's 1-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella, have relocated to Italy for the filming. Earlier this month, George and Amal were spotted out together on a romantic date night at La Tavernetta in Sardinia. 

 

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