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George Clooney leans on rails for support as he hobbles onto a private jet with wife Amal days after getting injured in Sardinia scooter crash

  • The 57-year-old actor was spotted getting help from ground staff as he made his way through the airfield
  • His wife Amal, 40, carried their one-year-old daughter Ella, while a nanny sat with their twin son Alexander
  • Amal was seen helping the star slowly make his way to the waiting private jet as they vacation came to a close
  • George was  involved in a scooter accident in the ritzy Italian seaside resort, when a driver ploughed into him
  • A terrifying video of the collision shows the screen star being flung from his bike and landing on the ground
  • He was seen sporting bruises and cuts on his arm as he made his way onto the private jet for his flight home 

By Ryan Smith for MailOnline

Published: 06:58 EDT, 12 July 2018 | Updated: 08:16 EDT, 12 July 2018

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George Clooney was spotted boarding a private jet to make his way out of Sardinia on Thursday morning, days after he was injured in a scooter crash.

Accompanied by his wife Amal Clooney, 40, the actor appeared slightly frail, as he leaned on the rails to help himself up the jet's stairs ahead of making their journey home with their baby twins Ella and Alexander, one.

Wearing a crisp white polo top and cream linen trousers, the Oscar-winning screen star, 57, also sported cuts and grazes on his arm from his shocking accident, which occurred on Tuesday when a driver ploughed into him. 

Leaving on a jet plane: George Clooney and his wife Amal were spotted boarding a private jet as they prepared to fly out of Sardinia on Thursday morning. Amal is seen holding their one-year-old daughter Ella
Leaving on a jet plane: George Clooney and his wife Amal were spotted boarding a private jet as they prepared to fly out of Sardinia on Thursday morning. Amal is seen holding their one-year-old daughter Ella

Leaving on a jet plane: George Clooney and his wife Amal were spotted boarding a private jet as they prepared to fly out of Sardinia on Thursday morning. Amal is seen holding their one-year-old daughter Ella

George was seen getting a helping hand from ground staff as he made his way across the airfield on the back of a buggy, with his wife — who held their daughter Ella in her lap — by his side.

With a nanny keeping an eye on their son Alexander in the front of the buggy, the actor focused on getting himself from the vehicle to the plane, getting aid from dutiful staffers every step of the way.

Shielding his eyes behind a pair of stylish sunglasses, the actor carefully walked a few steps ahead of Amal, who looked typically glamorous in a white sleeveless minidress, which boasted a series of silver rings at the front.

Wearing tinted shades, the human rights lawyer stood tall in a pair of brown open-toe heels as she carried her adorable daughter, who herself looked stylish in a patterned blue dress with a white bonnet. 

Support: The Hollywood actor, who days earlier was injured in a shocking scooter accident, looked slightly frail as he leaned on the rails to help himself up the stairs
Support: The Hollywood actor, who days earlier was injured in a shocking scooter accident, looked slightly frail as he leaned on the rails to help himself up the stairs

Support: The Hollywood actor, who days earlier was injured in a shocking scooter accident, looked slightly frail as he leaned on the rails to help himself up the stairs

Bruised: Wearing a crisp white polo top and cream linen trousers, the Oscar-winning screen star, 57, also sported cuts and grazes on his arm from his shocking accident, which occurred on Tuesday when a driver ploughed into him
Bruised: Wearing a crisp white polo top and cream linen trousers, the Oscar-winning screen star, 57, also sported cuts and grazes on his arm from his shocking accident, which occurred on Tuesday when a driver ploughed into him

Bruised: Wearing a crisp white polo top and cream linen trousers, the Oscar-winning screen star, 57, also sported cuts and grazes on his arm from his shocking accident, which occurred on Tuesday when a driver ploughed into him 

The Italian grandfather who smashed into George Clooney's scooter in Sardinia on Tuesday has since revealed that he not see the actor coming because the sun was in his eyes.

Antonelli Viglino, 65, had come to a stop and was about to turn left, crossing Clooney's path, when the actor plowed into him, reportedly at a speed of 60mph. 

Terrifying video of the collision shows Clooney being flung from his bike and landing on the ground. Miraculously, he survived with no head injuries and some damage to his pelvis. 

Viglino said he was stunned to learn who Clooney was once his helmet had been removed. 

He likened the accident to the famous Nespresso commercial in which the actor appears, saying he introduced himself to the firefighters and others at the scene by saying: 'I'm George'. 

Idyllic break: Before the accident occurred, the couple had been enjoying an idyllic break with their twins Alexander and Ella
Idyllic break: Before the accident occurred, the couple had been enjoying an idyllic break with their twins Alexander and Ella

Idyllic break: Before the accident occurred, the couple had been enjoying an idyllic break with their twins Alexander and Ella

Smiling his way through it: The jovial star cracked a smile as he was helped by the crew on his way to the waiting private jet
Smiling his way through it: The jovial star cracked a smile as he was helped by the crew on his way to the waiting private jet

Smiling his way through it: The jovial star cracked a smile as he was helped by the crew on his way to the waiting private jet

Son: While the couple sat in the back of the buggy together, their adorable son Alexander was seated with a nanny in the front
Son: While the couple sat in the back of the buggy together, their adorable son Alexander was seated with a nanny in the front

Son: While the couple sat in the back of the buggy together, their adorable son Alexander was seated with a nanny in the front

'I didn't see anything, I had the sun on my eyes. I was about to turn, I just got over the line,' Mr. Viglino told the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. 

Mr. Viglino, who is a plumber, was on his way to work to perform maintenance on a villa on the island. 

After the crash, he was so  upset that he slumped against a wall on the side of the road and had to be driven home by a friend. 

Before he left the scene, one of Clooney's security guards - who had been driving in front of him on his own scooter - told him who had been hit. 'You hit Clooney,' the man said. 

When a stunned Mr Viglino asked who, they replied: 'Clooney ... the actor ... the one who shoots the film at the airport'. Clooney is in Sardinia filming the Hulu series Catch 22.

 

When he learned that Clooney had been taken to hospital, he said he wanted to go to see him but by the time he planned to visit, the star had been discharged. 

'I hope to see him again,' Mr. Viglino said.

A witness, Gianni Visciano, who was driving a pick up truck, said: 'Clooney was shouting and when one of his escorts took off his helmet, he seemed unable to move his legs and held his head'.

Sergio Gavazzi, owner of the nearby Costa Corallina café, added: 'There was great confusion. Cars were queuing as people stopped to look. One of Clooney's escorts shouted: 'No photos on mobile phones.'

Footage taken from a street in Italy shows the star being thrown several feet into the air when his scooter collided with an oncoming car.

Clooney, 57, collided with a Mercedes on the Italian island of Sardinia about 7am on Tuesday, when it turned into his lane as he tried to ride past.

Video taken from a fixed security camera, obtained by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, shows another rider managed to get around the car, but Clooney, believed to be riding nearby, was reportedly hit.

In the video, he is seen flipping over the handlebars of his scooter, flying into the air, appearing to hit the windscreen of the car, before tumbling onto the asphalt.

Fortunately the star was wearing a helmet and was driving slowly, but the windscreen of the Mercedes was badly smashed.

George Clooney is pictured with his wife Amal riding his scooter in Sardinia on June 3. He crashed it on Monday 
George Clooney is pictured with his wife Amal riding his scooter in Sardinia on June 3. He crashed it on Monday 

George Clooney is pictured with his wife Amal riding his scooter in Sardinia on June 3. He crashed it on Monday 

‘His head hit the windscreen and he fell to the ground’: George Clooney crashed his scooter into a Mercedes being driven by a man in his sixties in Sardinia on Tuesday
‘His head hit the windscreen and he fell to the ground’: George Clooney crashed his scooter into a Mercedes being driven by a man in his sixties in Sardinia on Tuesday

'His head hit the windscreen and he fell to the ground': George Clooney crashed his scooter into a Mercedes being driven by a man in his sixties in Sardinia on Tuesday

New video has emerged showing George Clooney's brush with death in a scooter crash in Italy. Clooney is seen above on his scooter (circled) in the moment before the crash 
New video has emerged showing George Clooney's brush with death in a scooter crash in Italy. Clooney is seen above on his scooter (circled) in the moment before the crash 

New video has emerged showing George Clooney's brush with death in a scooter crash in Italy. Clooney is seen above on his scooter (circled) in the moment before the crash 

Clooney is then seen thrown off this bike on the ground after colliding with a vehicle 
Clooney is then seen thrown off this bike on the ground after colliding with a vehicle 

Clooney is then seen thrown off this bike on the ground after colliding with a vehicle 

An oil stain and police paint remained on the road. Photographs taken by someone passing the scene showed the car's front right bumper damaged and Clooney's scooter on its side.

Viglino is seen rushing to Clooney's aid, as are other witnesses.

He was taken to John Paul II hospital in Olbia, but released after just a few hours.  

The actor had a CT scan, which showed no fractures, but he has reportedly suffered trauma to the pelvis, hip and knee which should take around 20 days to heal. 

Clooney was on his way to Olbia, where he is filming the Hulu show Catch 22, from a  home in Puntaldia
Clooney was on his way to Olbia, where he is filming the Hulu show Catch 22, from a  home in Puntaldia

Clooney was on his way to Olbia, where he is filming the Hulu show Catch 22, from a  home in Puntaldia

Pictured is the home Clooney is renting from accountant Ezio Maria Simonelli 
Pictured is the home Clooney is renting from accountant Ezio Maria Simonelli 

Pictured is the home Clooney is renting from accountant Ezio Maria Simonelli 

A spokesman for the Oceans 11 actor told Associated Press he was 'recovering at his home and will be fine'.

Clooney's wife Amal, 40, immediately rushed to his side and after two hours, she and George left together via a side exit with security and the local police escort.

The source also told MailOnline: 'The accident happened in a very tourist area, so at that time there was not much traffic.

'Those who saw it will have probably thought of a normal accident also because Clooney's scooter is a normal scooter, there are lots of them around.' 

Firefighters arrived at the scene as a safety precaution and in one snap, an extinguisher can be seen abandoned on the road.

The actor's feet were just visible as his injuries were tended to on the road moments after the accident
The actor's feet were just visible as his injuries were tended to on the road moments after the accident

The actor's feet were just visible as his injuries were tended to on the road moments after the accident

The scooter could be seen lying in front of the car, with the smashed windscreen clearly visible
The scooter could be seen lying in front of the car, with the smashed windscreen clearly visible

The scooter could be seen lying in front of the car, with the smashed windscreen clearly visible

A source told MailOnline the actor had been riding his scooter from his house in Puntaldia, Sardinia, to the set of his new Hulu TV series, Catch 22, which is in Capo Ceraso, in Olbia, when the accident occured.

George was at the intersection of Costa Corallina, a tourist village with a private harbour, when he got hit by the car as it turned left to enter the village.

Amal and George, along with their one-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, are living in Sardinia for the summer, where he is filming his new TV series, Catch 22.

The couple had previously been enjoying their European trip alongside George's parents Nina and Nick Clooney, as well as Amal's mother Baria Alamuddin. 

Clooney has been staying at a lush, gated rental villa in the high-end Puntaldia neighborhood on Sardinia's northeastern coast, which overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. Staff at the home declined to comment.

The actor is a frequent visitor to Italy. He has a home on Lake Como and was married in Venice in 2014 to British human rights attorney Amal Clooney.

Clooney (pictured) had been riding his scooter from his house in Puntaldia, Sardinia, to the set of his new Hulu TV series, Catch 22, which is in Capo Ceraso, in Olbia
Clooney (pictured) had been riding his scooter from his house in Puntaldia, Sardinia, to the set of his new Hulu TV series, Catch 22, which is in Capo Ceraso, in Olbia

Clooney (pictured) had been riding his scooter from his house in Puntaldia, Sardinia, to the set of his new Hulu TV series, Catch 22, which is in Capo Ceraso, in Olbia

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