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At the time of the accident, the actor was in Sardinia filming Catch 22.

George Clooney suffered an accident today after his motorcycle crashed into a vehicle on the island of Sardinia in Italy. Police and medical staff confirmed this to NBC News. The 57-year-old actor was taken to the hospital in the city of Olbia. Everything indicates that the wounds were not severe. In fact, he was discharged quickly

Clooney was driving his motorcycle near Olbia, around 8:15 a.m. local time, when a car crossed his road at an intersection and hit him, said Lt. Alberto Cicognani. An ambulance transported George to John Paul II Hospital, where he was said to have suffered "a blow to the knee," according to local media. The actor had an MRI, reported NBC News. His wife, Amal Clooney, hastened to be by her side, local daily La Nuova Sardegna reported.

Cicognani also said that the actor - who was honored in June by the American Film Institute - "was not seriously injured."

George, who has a house in Lake Como, was on the Italian island for the filming of his most recent film Catch 22. He also directs and produces the next Hulu series about World War II, written by Luke Davies and David Michôd and based on the novel by Joseph Heller.

Among the cast are Christopher Abbott, Alexander Peak, Kyle Chandler, Julie Ann Emery, Tessa Ferrer, Rafi Gavron, Giancarlo Giannini, Gerran Howell, Hugh Laurie, Harrison Osterfield, Graham Patrick Martin, Jay Paulson, Lewis Pullman, Jon Rudnitsky, Daniel David Stewart and Austin Stowell. 

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