Italian driver says how Clooney's scooter 'slammed' his car

Actor George Clooney was involved in a motorbike crash in Sardinia on Tuesday that resulted in him being thrown into the air.

Clooney is thrown over the front of his bike and up in the air before landing on the asphalt, where the auto driver and other witnesses come to help. It shows a blue Mercedes veering into oncoming traffic apparently to turn into a residential compound near Olbia.

The Hollywood actor, who was with his wife Amal, clinged on to the rails as he took the steps slowly.

Mr Viglino says the first, thought to be Clooney's bodyguard, "avoided collision" but the second "slammed into me".

Clooney was treated at a hospital and released after a few hours to recover in Sardinia, where he's filming a TV miniseries.

Spokesman Stan Rosenfield told the Associated Press that the 57-year-old was recovering at home and "would be fine".

'A auto (a Mercedes E SW) did not respect the right of way and hit him.

TMZ confirmed that Clooney's helmet cracked the car's windshield. The auto driver called the 112, the emergency number of Carabinieri, and they sent the Municipal Police, an ambulance and the Fire Dept.

'MRI was negative, and he is not seriously injured. He's now in Italy, filing TV drama series, Catch-22.

Clearly, the scooter is now out of commission, and the accident could have been a deadly one, but amazingly, it appears that the 57-year-old Oscar victor is doing fine.

George Clooney had a lucky escape.

Vanessa Coleman