Video footage of George Clooney’s scooter crash in Italy emerged online this week.
The 57-year-old actor was riding a scooter on the island of Sardinia on Tuesday when he collided with an oncoming car that had turned suddenly into his lane, according to the Associated Press. While another scooter rider alongside Clooney reportedly managed to avoid the oncoming car, Clooney did not, and he was thrown over the front of his bike and several yards into the air before landing on the asphalt.
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera obtained surveillance footage of the crash, which shows Clooney’s scooter colliding with a blue Mercedes and witnesses — including the driver of the car — rushing to help the fallen actor.
Following the crash, Clooney was treated at the John Paul II hospital in Olbia, where he reported a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one knee and one arm, Italian outlet La Nuova reports. The actor left the hospital a few hours later, according to the Associated Press. Stan Rosenfield, a spokesperson for the actor, told the outlet that Clooney is “recovering at his home and will be fine.”
Clooney was reportedly in the area to film a television miniseries based on Joseph Heller’s novel “Catch-22” and was on his way to the set when the accident occurred. Filming for the Hulu series, which Clooney is both producing and directing, will continue uninterrupted, according to La Nuova.
[Photo: George Clooney arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. By Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic, via Getty Images]