George Clooney released from hospital after scooter accident in Italy

The Hollywood actor was taken to hospital after being involved in a traffic accident while driving his scooter on the island of Sardinia Italy

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Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after his motor scooter and a vehicle crashed on a state road on the Italian island Tuesday, hospital officials said.

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

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George Clooney is recovering at home after a scooter accident in Sardinia. According to the authorities, Clooney's scooter collided with the auto. Clooney was rushed to the emergency room at John Paul II Hospital, but his condition was not believed to be serious and he was later discharged, doctors confirmed to NBC News. Local media representatives who had gathered at the hospital said Clooney left in a van through a side exit.

Clooney was driving 65 miles per hour when the vehicle entered his lane, he reportedly told John Avlon, his friend and a contributor for CNN. He fell. The auto driver called an ambulance.

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The actor went to the hospital after complaining of a slight pain in his pelvis and bruises to the leg, La Nuova reported, but was released after tests showed he was fine.

Clooney has a home on the Italian mainland, on Lake Como.

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Clooney reportedly was in Sardinia filming a television miniseries adapted from Joseph Heller's Second World War novel Catch-22.

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