Oscar-winning actor Gene Hackman suffered injuries after being hit by a pickup truck on Saturday afternoon in the Florida Keys, according to the Daily Mail.
The 81-year-old legendary star was struck while riding his bicycle on Islamorada Street, called the Old Highway, in Tavernier, Florida, around 3 p.m.
The truck came up from behind, and the impact knocked Hackman off his bike. He was thrown onto a grassy shoulder, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Because he was on an island, he was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital on the mainland.
Early reports that Hackman had suffered serious head injuries were dismissed by his spokeswoman.
She said, “Gene Hackman was taken to a hospital for routine tests after being bumped from behind while riding his bike today in the Keys.
“He’s suffered minor bumps and bruises and is already on his way home.”
Hackman was not wearing a helmet.
According to USA Today, the accident was far more startling than life threatening.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. No charges have yet been filed.
During a career that has spanned five decades, Hackman has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others.
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