George Clooney involved in bike accident in Italy; suffers pelvis damage
Clooney was taken to John Paul II hospital for treatment but is believed to have not suffered any serious injuries.
Actor George Clooney has been involved in an accident in Sardinia, Italy, today according to numerous local reports from the region. The 57-year-old was said to have sustained injuries after a Mercedes collided with his scooter as he was on his way to the sets of a film he is currently involved in, with outlets suggesting that the driver of the car 'suddenly turned' into Clooney's path and blindsided him.
Clooney was traveling along a state road in Costa Corallina when the accident occurred, and the actor has since been transferred to the emergency room at the John Paul II hospital for treatment. However, his injuries are said to not be serious or life-threatening.
La Nuova Sardegna reported that Clooney suffered a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises one knee and one arm and that he was joined at the hospital by wife Amal Clooney. He was then discharged and the pair left the hospital together in one of the film's production vans.
A picture posted by La Nuova on their Twitter account depicts the scene of the accident. Translated from Italian, a caption posted with the pic read: "George Clooney at the hospital: with his bike he ended up against a car that was turning."
The Mercedes can be seen parked on the middle of the road with its windscreen shattered on one side, with the scooter pictured in front of it. A fire extinguisher can be spotted as well, though it is unclear whether it was put to use.
According to the Sun, Clooney had relocated his family to Sardinia for the summer so he could work on Hulu's American-British-Italian drama miniseries 'Catch-22.' A co-production between three networks — Hulu in the U.S, Channel 4 in the UK, and Sky Italia in Italy — the 'Ocean's Eleven' star will be serving as executive producer and possibly acting in a minor role as well.
A description for the show suggests the show is the "story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. His real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service."
As Clooney would be busy, Amal and he supposedly brought their parents to the island to help care for their two twins, Ella and Alexander. The actor's parents, Nick and Nina, as well as Amal's mother Baria Alamuddin, were spotted arriving on the island in separate flights.
Further developments on Clooney's health and well-being will be updated in the story.