George Clooney 'fine' after motorbike crash in Italy

TORONTO ON- SEPTEMBER 10 Writer  director  producer George Clooney attends the 'Suburbicon' press conference during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox

The actor slammed his motorbike into an oncoming auto that turned suddenly into his lane on Tuesday and was thrown several meters in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia, according to a video of the crash. It shows Clooney's scooter hitting the auto, as well as the actor flying into the air and hitting the ground.

Surveillance video of the crash, apparently taken by a fixed security video, was obtained by the newspaper Corriere della Sera. According to the authorities, Clooney's scooter collided with the vehicle.

He was rushed to the island's John Paul II Hospital following the "horror" crash, but while injured, he is not believed to be in critical condition.

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Clooney was seen leaving the hospital with his wife Amal Clooney in a private vehicle.

A spokesman for the actor told the Press Association: "George Clooney was treated and released from an Olbia hospital".

The actor is fine and recovering at home. He fell. The auto driver called an ambulance.

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George plays US Air Force commander Scheisskopf in the World War Two Channel 4 drama, based on Joseph Heller's classic novel. Staff at the home declined to comment.

Clooney, 57, had just left his hotel on a motor scooter when he crashed into a small truck, Italy's Chi magazine said on its Web site.

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

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