Footage taken from a street in Italy shows George Clooney was thrown several feet into the air when his motorbike 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 bike, 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.


The driver of the vehicle 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. 


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