George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy

George Clooney was injured Tuesday after his scooter was hit by a auto on the Italian island of Sardinia, police and hospital officials said. According to CNN, the Oscar victor was thrown over the top of his scooter after being hit by a Mercedes while in Olbia on the island of Sardinia. The BBC reported the crash took place as Clooney was leaving his hotel in Costa Corallina, a beachside town in northern Sardinia.

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia said the actor was released on Tuesday.

George Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2018.

"A auto did not respect the right of way and hit him", the tweet read.

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The publication states that according to La Nuova Sardegna, George was hit by the vehicle after it suddenly changed direction, taking him by surprise.

OK! Online has contacted a representative of George for comment. In the show, Clooney stars as Colonel Cathcart.

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

The two-time Oscar victor has hired Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights fame to take over the part of Col. Cathcart (played by Martin Balsam in the 1970 adaptation) originally earmarked for himself while he takes on the less demanding role of Scheisskopf. He has been in Sardinia since mid May, shooting TV series Catch 22, which he is directing and in which he also stars, alongside Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler and Christopher Abbott.

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