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by Brett Davis

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon was hit by a car driven by an 84-year-old women yesterday afternoon while going for a jog in Los Angles. Witherspoon was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The incident happened while Witherspoon was running along a pedestrian path in Santa Monica. She was struck from behind at around 35km/h by the women, who was later fined for failing to stop at a crossing. Santa Monica police Sergent Richard Lewis said,

“The initial investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, an 84-year-old female resident of Santa Monica, was travelling southbound and struck a female pedestrian jogging westbound within an unmarked crosswalk.

“The pedestrian was subsequently identified as Reese Witherspoon. Witherspoon suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment.”

A Witherspoon spokesperson told People.com that she was not seriously injured in the accident and is now resting a home.




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