George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash: Report

The American actor and director George Clooney was injured in a scooter accident on the Italian island of Sardinia.
George Clooney hurt his leg when a car allegedly turned without giving right of way and collided with his scooter in Sardinia.
George Clooney hurt his leg when a car allegedly turned without giving right of way and collided with his scooter in Sardinia.PHOTO: REUTERS

ROME (AFP) - Hollywood superstar George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday (July 10) for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, Italian media reported.

The Ocean’s Eleven actor hurt his leg when a Mercedes car allegedly turned without giving right of way and collided with his scooter, Italian press agency AGI said.

Clooney, 57, was reportedly thrown from his two-wheeler on to the windscreen of the vehicle in Costa Corallina on the island’s north-east coast at around 8am (2pm Singapore time).

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

His wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, rushed to Clooney’s side in hospital, according to local newspaper La Nuova Sardegna, who reported he was later discharged and advised to follow a course of physiotherapy.

A CAT scan revealed no broken bones, just minor trauma to one knee, Italian news agency ANSA said.

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.

Clooney is known to adore Italy and owns a number of properties in the country. He officially married Amal in Venice in September 2014 a few days after a lavish party in Lake Como.

AGI said part of the road was closed following the collision. Police told AFP they were unable to comment while operations related to the crash were still under way.

Clooney broke a rib in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey in 2008, while his then-girlfriend Sarah Larson suffered a broken foot.