Italian driver says Clooney hit his car

An Italian driver says George Clooney's scooter slammed into his car while he was stationary.
An Italian driver says George Clooney's scooter slammed into his car while he was stationary.

The driver of a station wagon hit by George Clooney's scooter in Italy says he was waiting to turn when a scooter whizzed by, then the actor's slammed into him.

Italian news agency ANSA, reporting on Wednesday from Sardinia, quoted Antonello Viglino as saying he was "stationary on the roadway", ready to turn left, when two motorcycles came from the other direction on Tuesday morning.

Viglino, 67, says the first "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.

Separately, Corriere della Sera daily quoted Viglino as saying "I didn't see anything, I had the sun in my eyes" and had just slightly moved into the opposite lane.

Australian Associated Press