Helmet saves George Clooney

Hollywood star George Clooney suffered minor injuries after his scooter crashed into an oncoming vehicle while commuting in the city of Olbia, on the island of Sardinia, Italy.

The 57-year-old crash into the windshield of an older generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class station wagon.

CCTV footage of the accident shows the actor being thrown over the top of his scooter after crashing into the vehicle, but it was the helmet that saved his life.

Clooney was taken to the Olbia hospital post the crash in an ambulance and was later discharged after a number of tests ruled out any major injuries.

The actor did hurt his pelvis though along with bruises to his arm and leg.

The make and model of the scooter could not be determined from the accident wreckage. The actor was said to be traveling at speeds a little over 100 kmph when the accident happened, and was thrown about 30 feet in the air after smashing the windshield.

It's certainly a miracle then and the use of safety gear, as the 'ER' star quite literally walked away from the incident.

'The Ocean's Eleven' actor has been advised to rest and will be treated as an outpatient for the next 20 days.