George Clooney involved in Italian scooter crash and briefly hospitalized

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George Clooney reportedly injured after motorbike crash in Sardinia

The actor and father-of-two was flung meters into the air when he slammed into an oncoming vehicle.

Italian media say actor George Clooney has been hospitalized after he was involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle in Sardinia it was reported on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

An official at Sassari town hall confirmed to the BBC that Clooney had been involved in a "minor accident" but had no serious injuries.

Surveillance video of the crash, apparently taken by a fixed security video, was obtained late Tuesday by the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Clooney was riding the scooter near Olbia when a auto cut across the actor's path at an intersection, resulting in a collision, Lt. Alberto Cicognani of the Carabinieri Italian military force said to NBC News.

"George Clooney fell and slammed the windshield of the Mercedes".

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The actor is fine and recovering at home. Calls and emails to Clooney's spokesman weren't immediately returned.

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

He has been staying at a lush, gated rental villa in the high-end Puntaldia neighbourhood on Sardinia's northeastern coast, which overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Clooney is a frequent visitor to Italy.

Clooney's wife, human rights attorney Amal Clooney, rushed to his side after the incident.

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