George Clooney Appears in First Photos Since Scooter Crash and Hospitalization

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According to TMZ, Clooney was riding the scooter at 60 miles per hour when a auto reportedly pulled in front of him near Costa Corallina in Sardinia.

His wife Amal and others helped George as he left a golf cart and mad his way to a set of stairs leading to the plane. He told, "I didn't see anything, I had the sun on my eyes".

The driver of the auto involved in George Clooney's motorbike accident in Italy said he had moved into the opposite lane moments before the crash because he had "sun in his eyes" that was obscuring his vision. I was just starting to turn, I'd only gone a little way over the white line.

He was taken to the John Paul II hospital emergency room where he was released a short time later. Though he had no fractures, there was reportedly trauma to his pelvis, hip, and knee, which should heal in three weeks. He is in Sardinia filming a television mini-series adaptation of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22.

Italian police commander Giovanni Mannoni told CNN that Clooney didn't suffer any serious injuries, including broken bones. "He is recovering at his home and will be fine". Wednesday, a representative for Clooney told PEOPLE that he "was treated and released from an Olbia hospital".

This is not the first time Clooney has been injured in a motorbike accident; in 2007, he broke a rib while he and his then-girlfriend, Sarah Larson, were hit by a vehicle while riding on a motorcycle in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Gianni Visciano, a witness to the accident, told the paper Clooney was holding his head after the crash and seemed to have trouble moving his legs.

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