UPDATED (9/24): Clooney Recovering Following Motorcycle Accident
First Published: September 24, 2007 5:40 PM EDT Credit: Associated Press
PALISADES, N.J. -- Film star George Clooney is recovering from a motorcycle accident, which occurred Friday.
The star of the “Ocean’s” series was on his motorcycle when a car stuck his two-wheeler, a rep for Clooney told Access Hollywood.
Clooney’s new gal pal, Sarah Larson was on the back of the motorcycle when it hit.
Clooney was taken to the Palisades Medical Center in Palisades, New Jersey where he was treated for a hairline fracture of the rib and road rash. Larson’s foot was broken in the accident, Clooney’s rep told Access Hollywood
Both Clooney and Larson were released after receiving treatment.
In an e-mail to Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell on Friday, the always playful Clooney said, “All is fine… not like giving birth” [O’Dell recently gave birth to her first child].
Today, Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush interviewed the 27-year-old chef, Albert Sciancalepore, who was involved in the accident with Clooney and when asked about his reaction to realizing it was Clooney he said, “My main concern was there’s two people on the ground, they just hit me and, you know, I’m concerned for them. They’re both bleeding, it’s more of a shock than anything, not because he’s a celebrity but more to the fact that there’s two people hurt on the ground that could have been severely hurt.”
Weehawken Police Sgt. Sean Kelly told the Associated Press the collision occurred at 3:30 p.m. as Clooney and Larson were traveling north on Boulevard East and sped up to pass on the right a 1999 Mazda Millenia that was preparing to make a right turn.
“It’s a he-said, she-said right now, but you can’t pass on the right in Weehawken or anywhere in Jersey,” Kelly told the AP, adding the accident remains under investigation.
Despite the crash, Access Hollywood has learned Clooney still plans to attend the world premiere of his new drama “Michael Clayton,” Monday night in New York City.