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Reese Witherspoon


Taken to Hospital

9/7/2011 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reese Witherspoon
was rushed to a Santa Monica hospital around 11am this morning, after a car struck the actress while she was jogging.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, Reese's injuries were very minor -- nothing life-threatening.

According to law enforcement, the driver was an 84-year-old woman. We're told Reese was crossing the street at the time of the accident ... and the driver failed to stop.

The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian and released.

7:30 PM: A rep for Reese tells TMZ, the actress has since left the hospital and is now resting comfortably at home.


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Wishing you a speedy recovery, Reece.

1140 days ago


"Hey, I guess they're right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose."

1140 days ago


Tired of hearing about elderly drivers running over someone. 84 yrs old is way too old to be driving. When a young person hits someone, it's usually because they were distracted not because they were way too freaking old and mistook the gas for the break or some crap like that. Some elderly driver just ran into a shopping mall and killed like 3 people the other day. When is enough going to be enough?

1140 days ago


Not that it makes the driver any less guilty but Reese runs while listening to her ipod. Not a smart idea in traffic.

1140 days ago


At the ripe old age of 82 our reflexes are not fast enough and we can't see clear etc.... I realize if older people that don't have someone to drive them to store doctor.s etchave to drive themselves and not everyone lives where there are taxi's or buses. I have a granddaughter that wa***** 2 years ago by an 87 year old while she was walking to school. She was then 14 years old and had every bone broken in her face. She has a shunt in her head for the rest of her life so that her brain doesn't fill up with fluid. A perfectly healthy young lady is now on medication for the rest of her life. She was in the hospital from October until Febuary. She had to learn to do everything all over again. From swallowing to feeding herself to walking etc everything. She was almost on the sidewalk one step away when he got off the side of the road and he said he didn't see her. His liscence was taken from him a little to late. I love my family.

1140 days ago


Wait, she's a pedestrian? I thought she was American.

1140 days ago


Glad she's ok. And for those making nasty remarks about the older driver: last time it was Prince von what's his name being hit by a younger driver, so don't jump to conclusions. Younger males are known to be the most dangerous drivers on the road and that's not even talking about the number of morons texting while driving. The cops handled it, so that's that.

1140 days ago


Yes, Reese has just learned that not everybody will yield before her. I hope the 84 year old is okay, I'm sure this will end her driving career. I think we have a metaphor folks.

1140 days ago


Best wishes Reese and a speedy recovery.

1140 days ago


Glad she is ok, still dont like her country a**. She likes to come off like little miss perfect for me. Look how snooty she looks in the picture. If she holds her nose up any higher she will be sniffin god himself.

1140 days ago


The 84 year old should have been cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian and giving a fame whore more exposure that she needs and for also giving her additional the career advancement.

1140 days ago


First her career, then her. How appropriate, actually.

1140 days ago


I expect she deflected the car with her chin.

Finally Reese does something interesting.

1140 days ago


I'd actually pay to see her being hit by a car. I'd prefer a bus or maybe a tank, but seeing that ****** grape pop would do a lot for me.

1140 days ago


...This MIGHT not sound relevant/important, but ...

-Was Reese wearing a sports bra?


1140 days ago
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