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Actor Gene Hackman was rushed to the hospital Friday after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle in the Florida Keys.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Hackman had suffered injuries to his head and was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. The Sun Sentinel reports Hackman had been riding in Islamorada around 3 p.m. Eastern time when he was struck from behind.
FHP Sergeant Thomas E. Pikul spoke with reporters, saying, "We're not sure who was at fault yet because that's still under investigation but the vehicle hit the bicycle and he was ejected off the bike and airlifted to Ryder Trauma with leg and bodily injuries."
The Oscar winner was awake and in good condition while in transit to the hospital. TMZ spoke with Hackman's rep on Friday afternoon who says the actor is "fine." Hackman had "suffered bumps and bruises after a woman bumped him from behind in her vehicle."
The 81-year-old was riding without a helmet, says ABC News, but was released from the hospital after a short visit and several routine tests.
No charges have been filed or reported, and it's unclear if Hackman will file against the woman who hit him.
With over 50 years in Hollywood, Hackman has won two Oscars and was nominated for three others. He has also won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. His breakthrough role was as Buck Barrow, Clyde Barrow's brother, in Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. Hackman's most famous role is as Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor, in three of the Superman films.