The 58-year-old actor was catapulted into the air after a auto smashed into his moped as he was driving to the set of his new series "Catch-22" in Sardinia, Italy, on Monday and, although he managed to escape with minor injuries to his leg, Antonello Viglino - who was driving the vehicle - understands it could've been worse. Local media gathered at the hospital said he and Amal Clooney left through a side exit.
In the photos, Clooney appears to brace himself as he climbs out of a golf cart and onto the set of stairs connected to the jet.
The video shows the 57-year-old Academy Award-winner colliding with the auto and both the actor and his scooter flying into the air. Clooney is now filming a new series, "Catch 22", based on the classic novel by Joseph Heller. The driver of the Mercedes that hit him - reportedly throwing him 20 feet - has spoken out, saying that he accidentally veered into oncoming traffic, hitting the Oceans Eleven star, who was said to be going 96kms per hour, because he had "the sun in his eyes". After complaining of "a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and arm", he was hospitalized, where he underwent an MRI, La Nuova reports.
Italian police commander Giovanni Mannoni told CNN that Clooney didn't suffer any serious injuries, including broken bones.
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On Wednesday, a rep for the actor told People, "George was treated and released from an Olbia hospital". Clooney's helmet hit the windshield and broke due to the force of the impact.
The movie star is recovering at his rented home in Sardinia following the crash near Olbia, Italy on Tuesday, after he was briefly hospitalized, and now the plumber behind the wheel of the vehicle has opened up about the drama.
George Clooney is on the mend after a terrifying scooter accident. "I could never have imagined that I would have hit George Clooney". "And I wasn't willing or excited about the idea of getting married or having a family in the absence of that".