UPDATED 7/21/18 12:21 p.m. ET: Italian newspaper Corriere Della Ser has released footage of Clooney's crash caught from a nearby surveillance camera. The video shows the actor flying into the air as he hits a car that inexplicably stops in front of him.
See below for original story published on 7/10/18.
Imagine getting into a car accident and realizing the person operating the other vehicle was the generous and handsome George Clooney. Unfortunately, the actor and philanthropist struck a car while riding around on a scooter in Italy on Tuesday.
According to a report from TMZ, Clooney became a human projectile and flew 20 feet in the air and over the car he hit. He was reportedly driving 60 mph when the car suddenly pulled in front of him. The driver, probably horrified to find out Clooney was the one on the scooter, stayed with the actor until an ambulance rushed him to the nearby John Paul II hospital.
Clooney already been released, since none of his injuries were life-threatening. According to the Cut, he did suffer from “a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm.” Lawyer and human rights activist (also Clooney’s wife) Amal showed up at the hospital and took her scuffed-up husband home, where he’s now safe and sound recovering with his baby twins nearby.
Clooney owns a home in Lake Como, located in northern Italy, but the accident took place on the island of Sardinia where he’s current shooting a Hulu series, Catch-22, based on the famous book by Joseph Heller.
Per Hulu, the adaptation “follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.”
Clooney will star in and co-direct the limited series, which began filming in May. Hopefully this accident won't throw a wrench into the production schedule.