Hackman hospitalized after bike crash

Gene Hackman's publicist says the veteran Oscar-winning actor was briefly hospitalized after a truck bumped him from behind while he was riding a bicycle in the Florida Keys.

Susan Madore says the 81-year-old Hackman was airlifted to a Miami hospital Friday afternoon.

She characterized his injuries as minor bumps and bruises. She says he was released from the hospital several hours later after routine tests.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Hackman was riding on an Islamorada street around 3 p.m. when the pickup hit the back of his bicycle, throwing him onto the grassy shoulder. No charges were immediately reported.

Hackman won an Academy Award for "The French Connection" in 1971 and another for "Unforgiven" in 1992. He received Oscar nominations for three other films.

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