La Haine and Amélie star Mathieu Kassovitz ‘seriously injured’ in motorbike crash

French star Mathieu Kassovitz has been “seriously injured” in a motorcycle accident.

The 56-year-old star, who starred in and directed the 1995 film La Haine and appeared alongside Audrey Tatou in Amélie (2001), was participating in a motorbike training course at the time of the incident.

French media is reporting that Kassovitz is in “worrying condition”, and suffered head trauma as well as a fractured pelvis.

Agence France-Presse reports that the star was undertaking the training in preparation for a role in a new film.

According to Le Parisien, his daughter was on a motorbike behind him at the time of the crash.

Authories in Essone, which is located south of Paris, said that Kassovitz has been taken to hospital in Kremlin-Bicêtre

The star, who received his motorcycle licence when he was 40, burst onto the scene in 1995 with La Haine, which he starred in and directed when he was 27.

He co-starred in the film with Vincent Cassel. For it, he won the César for Best Film and the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

His other film credits include Steven Spielberg film Munich, Rebellion and TV series The Bureau.

Kassovitz most recently stared in Visions alongside Diane Kruger. The film premiered just two weeks ago at the Angoulême Francophone

The Independent has contacted Kassovitz’s reps for comment.