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.