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George Clooney breaks rib in motorcycle crash
Miami Herald ^ | 9/21/07

Posted on 09/21/2007 8:38:06 PM PDT by LdSentinal

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. -- George Clooney suffered a broken rib and some scrapes on Friday when the motorcycle he and a friend were riding collided with a car as the actor tried to pass the other vehicle, authorities said.

Weehawken Police Sgt. Sean Kelly said the collision occurred at 3:30 p.m. as Clooney and friend Sarah 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.

Kelly said it is not known if the driver of the other vehicle, who has not been identified, had used his turn signal. Boulevard East is a narrow road with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

"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.

Kelly said the accident remains under investigation and no summonses have been issued.

The 46-year-old actor was treated at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen and released, spokesman Stan Rosenfield said in a statement.

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

Larson suffered a broken foot. Both she and Clooney were wearing helmets, Kelly said.

Clooney's latest film, "Michael Clayton," will be released next month.


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KEYWORDS: clooney; hollywood; idiot; karma; moron; motorcycles; newjersey; thief; weehawken
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1 posted on 09/21/2007 8:38:08 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

Damn Bush...


2 posted on 09/21/2007 8:39:26 PM PDT by woofie
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To: LdSentinal

“But did he damage his pretty, pretty face?” —Joint inquiry by Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey


3 posted on 09/21/2007 8:40:28 PM PDT by Petronski (Cleveland Indians: AL Central -2)
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To: LdSentinal
“He’s doing fine,” Rosenfield said. “He has a broken rib, it’s very painful and it’ll take a long time to heal.”

Although I despise the man’s politics I pray for a full and speedy recovery. I bruised my ribs and it is still slightly tender almost three months later!

4 posted on 09/21/2007 8:41:20 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: LdSentinal
... and Clooney were wearing helmets

Rats!

5 posted on 09/21/2007 8:41:20 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: LdSentinal

ROTFLMAO!!!!


6 posted on 09/21/2007 8:42:15 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (All my bullets are dipped in PIG fat. How about yours?)
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To: LdSentinal


I'd still hit it!

7 posted on 09/21/2007 8:43:24 PM PDT by Petronski (Cleveland Indians: AL Central -2)
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To: LdSentinal

Be sure to include some really funny jokes with your get well cards...


8 posted on 09/21/2007 8:43:33 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: LdSentinal

On a bike ...with a woman. Who’da thought.


9 posted on 09/21/2007 8:43:50 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Thompson 2008!])
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To: Grizzled Bear

I pray for his recovery in the same fashion that he prays for Charlton Heston’s.


10 posted on 09/21/2007 8:44:11 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: woofie

Good...


11 posted on 09/21/2007 8:45:52 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: LdSentinal

There has to be something allegorical about George C. Looney being injured passing on the right. But I’m not sure what it is.


12 posted on 09/21/2007 8:46:50 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Nobody sees me leave.)
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To: LdSentinal
as the actor tried to pass the other vehicle,



I'm an actor and I'm better then anyone, on any road

13 posted on 09/21/2007 8:46:57 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: CaptainK

I see that as a situation where the good LORD directed us to not pay back evil with evil but to pay back evil with good.

If it were a situation where my family were threatened, well shot guns can be very messy.


14 posted on 09/21/2007 8:49:11 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: LdSentinal

As Nelson on the Simpsons says so eloquently!
HA HA!!!!!


15 posted on 09/21/2007 8:50:36 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: LdSentinal

It is for moments like this that we English speakers hoisted the word “shadenfreud” from the Germans.


16 posted on 09/21/2007 8:50:51 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid...even by congressional standards.)
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To: LdSentinal
Just as long as his ego made it through unscathed.

* Although his ego could certainly use a good scathing.

17 posted on 09/21/2007 8:51:35 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: LdSentinal
He tried to pass on the right on a motorcycle - on a major artery in NJ that links into the NJ Turnpike and the Lincoln Tunnel.

He is lucky to be alive.

18 posted on 09/21/2007 8:56:15 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: LdSentinal

Dang! That’s too bad. But his neck was ok huh?


19 posted on 09/21/2007 8:58:10 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: LdSentinal

Weehawken Police Sgt. Sean Kelly said the collision occurred at 3:30 p.m. as Clooney and friend Sarah 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.

Kelly said it is not known if the driver of the other vehicle, who has not been identified, had used his turn signal.

“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.

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If he was passing on the right, then it was his own fault. jmo


20 posted on 09/21/2007 9:06:05 PM PDT by Netizen (If we can't locate/deport illegals, how will we get them to come forward to pay their $3,250 fines?)
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To: LdSentinal

Damn lucky that’s all he got.


21 posted on 09/21/2007 9:11:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
On a bike ...with a woman. Who’da thought

Evidently, this is his "friend".

22 posted on 09/21/2007 9:18:03 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: LdSentinal

OK, here goes — lets do the Barking Moon-Bat Six Degrees of Separation between the accident and GWB:

1. George Loony was hit by a Mazda Millenia.
2. The driver wouldn’t be in a Millenia if the CAFE
standards weren’t so low.
3. The driver would be on a bike, this George would have
run THEM over.
4. It’s all George Bush’s fault.

There — did it in 4 degrees.


23 posted on 09/21/2007 9:34:08 PM PDT by stratboy
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To: LdSentinal

I really don’t care what this idiot does.


24 posted on 09/21/2007 9:52:27 PM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: LdSentinal

25 posted on 09/21/2007 10:03:09 PM PDT by South40
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To: LdSentinal

Given the state of the world we live in, who gives two shats?


26 posted on 09/21/2007 10:12:07 PM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: LdSentinal

Prayers to George that he recovers soon.


27 posted on 09/21/2007 10:13:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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“Clooney and friend Sarah Larson were traveling north on Boulevard East and sped up to pass on the right”

Dumbass


28 posted on 09/21/2007 10:38:05 PM PDT by CTSeditor
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To: LdSentinal

Awww, boo hoo.

This isn’t breaking news for crying out loud. Go watch ET if this is what you consider news, but don’t post it here in breaking news.

Since it’s here and you like this stuff, The kid down the road fell off his bike and scraped his knee.
That’s every bit as important news as is news about some hollywirdo


29 posted on 09/21/2007 10:54:12 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Grizzled Bear

Hurts even more when you break a bunch and poke one through a lung.
That’s when I quit smoking. It still hurts to lay on them almost 4 years later.


30 posted on 09/21/2007 10:57:27 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: LdSentinal

“Both she and Clooney were wearing helmets” Is this pre-programmed by the MSM to add this? They always point this out in cycle accidents.


31 posted on 09/21/2007 11:01:54 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: freekitty

32 posted on 09/21/2007 11:03:16 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: South40
Chrysler Tomahawk V10
33 posted on 09/21/2007 11:10:35 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: LdSentinal

Should I give a crap?


34 posted on 09/21/2007 11:29:00 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (In perpetuum sacramentum)
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To: Westlander

I saw that bike at the Auto Show a couple years back. It was a very popular attraction amongst the crowd.


35 posted on 09/21/2007 11:36:58 PM PDT by South40
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To: LdSentinal

Does this mean he’ll guest star on ER again?


36 posted on 09/22/2007 2:42:35 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.)
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To: LdSentinal

Good thing for all that socialized medicine.


37 posted on 09/22/2007 2:44:20 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Sworn to oppose control freaks, foreign and domestic.)
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To: woofie

Damn Bush...


WTF?


38 posted on 09/22/2007 4:48:56 AM PDT by MrJapan
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To: Grizzled Bear
Although I despise the man’s politics I pray for a full and speedy recovery. I bruised my ribs and it is still slightly tender almost three months later! ------------------------------------------------- Jan. 29th, I was hit from behind by a Jap taxi driver at a red light (I was fully stopped.. for about 15 seconds) and I was driving a 50cc scooter (the only affordable drivers license here (to get anything bigger takes $3000 course!!). Broke 1 rib.... very painful, almost impossible to get up from a laying position. I am lucky that his passenger yelled at him the second before hitting me, "ktosukete!!" (many meanings, but the closest to this situation is, "take care!".) He swerved right and clipped me and my bike, knocking it (the bike only, not me) about 50 feet forward (he was at a high rate of speed..). When I and the taxi stopped, my head was against the front left wheel of the taxi... When I was in the states, I had a 600cc Honda, and would NEVER drive anywhere without a full faced helmet. Here, it is like a fashion statement to drive with a half (only covering the cranium (top part of the head)). I try to convince these idiots that their face can disappear in nano seconds (of course along with many other body parts... I wear a full protection suit now... but it doesn't make me invincible..) Darn.. what is my point?! WEll.. You can never be fully protected, especially when driving a bike, but you should at least protect as much as possible, no matter what the inconvenience. There are drivers out there that never see you. About this imbecile, I normally would not feel bad for him.. but he is still human and I know first hand how a broken rib feels... just wish it would grow him a brain. MJ
39 posted on 09/22/2007 5:04:57 AM PDT by MrJapan
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To: MrJapan

Forgot to mention that my “company” told me I had to go back to work in a week or I would lose my job... although the doctor said I had to have at least 2 months to recover.... and that the taxi company sent a taxi to my apartment every morning to take me to work... then from work to home every day until I got a new bike (4 weeks) @ about $300/day...
MJ


40 posted on 09/22/2007 5:11:28 AM PDT by MrJapan
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I entered the ENTER key several times to separate the story... but when hit “post” it deleted the separation... now the whole story is merged... any reason why?
MJ


41 posted on 09/22/2007 5:17:30 AM PDT by MrJapan
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To: MrJapan

At the end of each paragraph put this in twice < br > without the spaces.

I learned that through trial and error.

We’re all glad you survived to share your story!


42 posted on 09/22/2007 7:45:22 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Nathan Zachary

I didn’t post it into breaking news, but just as news.


43 posted on 09/22/2007 8:08:20 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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...but you can't pass on the right in Weehawken or anywhere in Jersey,"

Laws? For the little people.

44 posted on 09/22/2007 8:14:27 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

yeah, i keep hearing he is gay.


45 posted on 09/22/2007 8:17:53 AM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: MrJapan

I have ridden a Motorcycle for over 38 years, I have fallen once in a turn I hit something like sand and slid to a stop, I got a small scrape on my knee. but one thing I know is that if you ride, you must think that every single person driving a car arround you, wants to Kill you with their car, and that every single one will not signal, and if they do it is the opposite of what they will do! I have had all kinds of motorcycles, Honda 450, a Honda 1100 Shadow, Triumph bonneville 650, Harley panhead 1960, Suzuki 850 shaft drive, 2 Nortons, a BSA, and now my FatBoy and an Exile type Chopper I’m Building in My Diningroom.
Ride a harley and wear Black ( preferably with a huge Skull and crossbones patch on the back.) look like a Hells Angel...and it will buy you a small “zone” of safety
when I rode a Suzuki, people barely gave me room ...
now I have a Black Fatboy with loud pipes and a black leather jacket...and i seem to get a little more room to move out there.
Clooney had a chopper made by Exile Cycles of North Hollywood ca. His leftist ASS doesn’t deserve it, and I hope he wasn’t riding it for the Crash? I could care less about Him.


46 posted on 09/22/2007 8:27:14 AM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: MrJapan

Mr Clooney is a Bush Basher... my comment is just another sarcastic way of blaming GW Bush for Mr Clooneys problems


47 posted on 09/22/2007 10:24:27 AM PDT by woofie
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To: LdSentinal

>>>Clooney’s latest film, “Michael Clayton,” will be released next month.

I can think of safer methods for movie promotions.


48 posted on 09/22/2007 10:26:42 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: LdSentinal
So, I'm not sure how this works, but if Clooney needed a blood transfusion, could he take anyone's blood so long as it matched his type, or would it have to have AIDS in it too?

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

49 posted on 09/22/2007 2:56:48 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
On a bike ...with a woman. Who’da thought.

Perhaps he likes her for what she has in common with men.

50 posted on 09/22/2007 3:08:40 PM PDT by RJL
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