Motorcycles don’t scare me, it’s other drivers that do…a point that’s, er, driven home in this video of George Clooney’s frightening motorcycle accident on the Italian island of Sardinia.
In surveillance video footage obtained by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Clooney can be seen plowing head-on into an oncoming car that had suddenly swerved into his lane. It happens very quickly, and the actor can be seen getting launched several meters off his bike and onto the roadway.
Thankfully–miraculously, perhaps–Clooney was not seriously injured and was released from a nearby hospital only hours after being admitted for treatment.
Clooney, who has a home on Italy’s Lake Como, was on the island of Sardinia filming a television mini-series. Check out the video and try not to wince. It’s not pleasant to watch.