Movie icon Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car yesterday as she was jogging in Santa Monica, California. The actress sustained only minor injuries and was released from the hospital to recover at home.
While out jogging on Wednesday morning, Academy-Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car. The 35-year-old was running across a crosswalk around 11 a.m. when she was hit.
The driver was an 84-year-old woman who failed to slow down.
According to Santa Monica Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis, who spoke exclusively to NBC L.A., the actress, “suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment.” Witherspoon was reportedly released from the hospital shortly after to return to her home to recover.
Reese’s representative, Nancy Ryder, stated, “She is resting comfortably at home.”
The driver was interviewed at the scene of the accident and was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. She was going 20 m.p.h at the time the incident occurred.
According to US Weekly, who interviewed a witness at the accident, the witness stated, “The driver seemed to have not seen her becaue of a large tree at the intersection. [Reese] was lucky, because it could have been much more serious.”
The newly-remarried actress recently revealed to Marie Claire Magazine that she didn’t realize how her divorce from Ryan Phillipe had changed her, and not for the better. She became a more anxious person and was upset on how affected her children would be after the divorce.
“It’s not easy on anybody. I think Nora Ephron says it in one of her books, ‘You know, don’t kid yourself, divorce is really hard on your children. It’s really hard. Children will not be better for it.’ I mean there are extenuating circumstances. I’m sure that everybody’s life is different, so I shouldn’t say that. But it’s really traumatic. Now I feel a great sense of relief and an incredible amout of support from my husband [Jim Toth].”