George Clooney hospitalized after auto hits his scooter in Italy

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The Cloons was taken to Sardinia's John Paul II Hospital, and reportedly suffered bruising on his leg, arm and. pelvis.

Ambulance personnel tend to a man lying on the ground, later identified as actor George Clooney, after being involved in a scooter accident near Olbia, on the Sardinia island, Italy.

La Nuova Sardegna says Clooney was knocked off his bike by a auto and sustained minor injuries.

Clooney collided with the Mercedes when it cut across his path at an intersection at around 8:15 a.m., Carabinieri Lt. Alberto Cicognani told the outlet.

While it sounds like the crash was dramatic and George had a seriously lucky escape, he is now at home recovering after being treated in hospital. Wife Amal Clooney, a high-profile human rights lawyer, quickly came to the hospital and the actor was soon discharged, with his condition according to People deemed "not serious". According to reports, Clooney was thrown over the top of his scooter after the hit.

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The driver of the vehicle did stop to call for an ambulance, which took the 57-year-old to the nearest hospital, Today reports. Clooney has since been released and will resume filming in a couple of days, per CNN.

Clooney was reportedly on his way to the set of a TV series he's directing based on the Joseph Heller classic "Catch-22".

He was said to be travelling 60mph at the time when the auto reportedly changed direction suddenly and collided with the bike.

George and Amal were seen arrive in the island on a private jet at the end of June with their twins Alexander and Ella.

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