George Clooney Injured in Scooter Accident on Sardinia

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George Clooney was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after falling off his scooter on the Italian island of Sardinia.

"The statement came after NBC News reporter Claudio Lavanga tweeted Tuesday morning, "#carabinieri in Olbia tell @NBCNews 'At 08am @georgeclooney was riding his scooter on the State Road 125 towards Olbia.

This video obtained by the Corriere della Sera newspaper in Italy shows the moment actor George Clooney smashed into an oncoming vehicle on Tuesday.

While it sounds like the crash was dramatic and George had a seriously lucky escape, he is now at home recovering after being treated in hospital.

Clooney is a Northern Kentucky native. Photographs taken by someone passing the scene showed the car's front right bumper damaged and Clooney's bike on its side. The two reportedly left together in a private auto after he was given the clear.

Reports note that the driver of the auto got out and offered assistance to the actor until ambulance arrived.

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Immediately after the crash, Clooney was transported to a nearby hospital.

Production on George Clooney's "Catch-22" is continuing as planned following his frightening scooter accident in Italy.

He was taken to John Paul II hospital in Olbia in an ambulance following the incident.

The star who lives in Sonning, Berkshire with his wife Amal Clooney and their two children, doesn't appear to be badly injured.

The couple had previously been enjoying their European trip alongside George's parents Nina and Nick Clooney, as well as Amal's mother Baria Alamuddin.

The north-east coast of Sardinia is popular with the rich and famous, although Clooney is on location on the island to film a new mini-series, Catch 22.