George Clooney injured in vehicle accident, reports

George Clooney has been rushed to hospital after his scooter collided with a auto in Sardinia, local media report.

The daily newspaper said the 57-year-old Clooney had been headed to a film set when his motorbike was hit by a auto.

CNN's John Avlon said Tuesday morning that he "checked in on" Clooney and learned that the actor had been hit head-on and was thrown over the handlebars of his motor scooter, smashed the car's windshield with his head and landed 30 feet from the accident.

According to the site, George was said to be hit by a auto which suddenly changed direction at a spot close to a hotel.

A fire extinguisher can be seen on the road but no people are visible.

An NBC News reporter tweeted that Clooney has already been discharged by the hospital.

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HuffPost UK has contacted George's representatives for comment.

Clooney reportedly was in Sardinia filming a television miniseries adapted from Joseph Heller's World War II novel "Catch-22". More information is to follow.

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

The move comes after it was announced in April that the actor was going to be reducing his role in the production so that he could concentrate on directing and producing.

Hugh Laurie also stars as Major de Coverley for the series which has a release date of 2019.

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