George Clooney And Sarah Larson Involved In A Motorcycle Accident

George Clooney and his companion were injured when their motorcycle collided with a car on a narrow road across the Hudson River from New York City.

Clooney suffered a broken rib and scrapes while his passenger, Sarah Larson, broke her foot in today's collision.

The two were treated at Palisades Medical Centre in North Bergen and released, Clooney's spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, said.

"He's doing fine," Rosenfield said. "He has a broken rib, it's very painful and it'll take a long time to heal."

The crash occurred as Clooney and Larson sped up to pass on the right a car that was preparing to make a right turn, said Weehawken police Sergeant Sean Kelly. Both were wearing helmets.

It was not known whether the car's driver, whose identity was not immediately released, used a turn signal, Kelly said. The accident was under investigation.

"It's a he-said, she-said right now, but you can't pass on the right in Weehawken or anywhere in Jersey," Kelly said.

Rosenfield said the accident occurred when the vehicle signalled a left-hand turn, but turned right and struck Clooney's motorcycle.

"The car signalled left. George was riding to the right. The driver decided to make an abrupt right turn and clipped George," Rosenfield said.

The 46-year-old actor was in the New York area to film the dark comedy "Burn After Reading," co-starring Brad Pitt, John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

Clooney's recovery should not interrupt the production's schedule, Rosenfield said.

Clooney's latest film, "Michael Clayton," will be released next month. He and Larson have been spotted together at several film festivals and movie premieres in recent weeks.

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