Gene Hackman Hit by Car, Airlifted to Hospital (Updated)

The 81-year-old suffered serious injuries but is in stable condition

Last Updated: January 13, 2012 @ 5:08 PM

Gene Hackman was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a car outside Miami on Friday afternoon, TheWrap has confirmed.

The 81-year-old retired actor suffered serious injuries in the incident, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper told TheWrap. However, he has been released from the hospital, according to various reports.

Hackman was riding his bicycle at the time of the incident, which occurred in Isla Mirada.

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The trooper said Hackman was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center as a precautionary measure.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash, according to TMZ.