George Clooney Injured in Scooter Accident in Italy

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

An official at Sassari town hall confirmed to the BBC that Clooney had been involved in a "minor accident" but had no serious injuries.

George Clooney was briefly hospitalized on Tuesday after he was hit by a auto while riding his scooter on the Italian island of Sardinia. The video shows what is reported as Clooney's scooter crashing into the vehicle while another scooter alongside him manages to veer around it.

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The John Paul II hospital in Olbia said Clooney was released Tuesday.

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.

Local media representatives who gathered at the hospital said the Oscar-winning actor-director left in a van through a side exit.

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"The vehicle driver called the 112, the emergency number of Carabinieri, and they sent the Municipal Police, an ambulance and the Fire Dept".

The actor is fine and recovering at home. Clooney is in Sardinia to film a miniseries based on Joseph Heller's book "Catch 22", the news agency said.

Sardinia, a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, is over 500 miles from Clooney's villa in Lake Como.

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