Clooney thrown in air at moment of crash, video shows

Actor George Clooney arrives at the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney

The actor slammed his motorbike into an oncoming vehicle 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.

Reuters George Clooney managed to walk away from a scary scooter crash on the island of Sardinia.

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

George Clooney was riding a motorbike and slammed into a auto.

The daily says the 57-year-old Clooney had been headed to a film set on Tuesday when his motorbike was hit by a auto. The auto driver called an ambulance which took Clooney to hospital, AGI added.

Clooney, 57, was then taken to John Paul II hospital after stating he experienced trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm, La Nuova reported.

Clooney reportedly was in Sardinia filming a television miniseries adapted from Joseph Heller's Second World War novel Catch-22.

He and his barrister wife were spotted zipping around the island on a Yamaha motorcycle together days after landing in Sardinia, with Amal clinging on to George as they shopped for cheese.

Clooney, the husband of leading human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney, has a home on the Italian mainland at Lake Como.

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