20 September 2018

George Clooney 'injured in motorbike accident'

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George Clooney has been injured after a motorcyle he was riding collided with a pickup truck in Sardinia, Italian media reports. reports citing NBC News.

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

Clooney is currently filming TV drama Catch-22 on the Italian island.

Local reports say he was on his way to the set when a car hit the bike he was riding.

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

The picture also shows a fire extinguisher in the bottom of the picture, close to the bike.

The accident is said to have taken place near Costa Corallina, in the province of Olbia, according to Private Mediaset, citing gossip magazine Chi.

The driver of the car is said to have helped Clooney while waiting for the ambulance.

The father-of-two is understood to have received treatment at John Paul II hospital, but NBC News report that he has since been discharged.

Local media say a CT scan showed suspected trauma to his pelvis and slight trauma to one knee. He also suffered bruises to one arm and knee.

After being joined by his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, a production van is understood to have taken them both back to their accommodation.

Police are now said to be investigating the accident.

In 2007, Clooney was injured in a motorcycle accident, after a car clipped his bike on a road crossing the Hudson River from New York.

During the earlier incident, he suffered a broken rib and scrapes, while his passenger - then-girlfriend model Sarah Larson - broke her foot.

2018.07.10 / 15:00
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