George Clooney injured in Italian motorbike crash

TORONTO ON- SEPTEMBER 10 Writer  director  producer George Clooney attends the 'Suburbicon' press conference during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox

TORONTO ON- SEPTEMBER 10 Writer director producer George Clooney attends the 'Suburbicon' press conference during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox

The vehicle driver called an ambulance which took Clooney to hospital, AGI added.

George Clooney was injured in a road accident in Italy today when his scooter collided with a auto.

George Clooney was reportedly involved in a auto accident on Monday.

A word of warning for Mediaite readers, courtesy of George Clooney: the next time you're riding your Royal Enfield through the hills of northern Sardinia, be wary of errant Piaggio Apes.

The newspaper tweeted a photo apparently from the scene, showing a lightly smashed up motorbike and auto, with a caption suggesting the vehicle had been turning and Clooney had made contact with its windscreen.

He was taken to hospital with a possible injury and later discharged from the emergency room with a slight contusion on his knee, state news agency Ansa said.

According to local news outlet La Nuova, the 57-year-old was involved in an accident around 8:15 a.m. when a driver of a auto allegedly did not "respect the right of way" and cut across the actor's path, hitting him. He was reportedly heading to the set when he was struck by the vehicle. More information is to follow.

Clooney is in Italy (aside from the fact that he famously has a home in Lake Como) to shoot a Hulu series in Sardinia.

Clooney, 57, plays US Air Force commander Scheisskopf in the World War Two Channel 4 drama, based on Joseph Heller's classic novel.

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