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Reese Witherspoon

STRUCK BY CAR,

Taken to Hospital

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

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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.

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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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46.

Phil    

Wow, this involves 2 of my pet peaves.

1) At a certain age, you should be REQUIRED to take a driving test, so that you can demonstrate that you can still drive a car safely.

2) Joggers, Bikers, etc, should NOT be on the roads. If you want to jog or ride your little bike, go to a neighborhood and do it. It gets a little old driving down the road at 45mph on a 2 lane road at 5pm and have a line of traffic behind you that has to go into oncoming traffic lane just to get around you. And then when we stop at a stop light, you insist that your better than everyone else, and go around us at the light, so that yet again we have to pass you.

1081 days ago
47.

Gustav LaFong    

The best doctors in the country are being rushed to Reese's hospital to save her pointy chin. If she dies, her entire squishy face will be transplanted onto the hind end of a baboon.

1081 days ago
48.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

These old people behind the wheel are dangerous. If you are elderly and have a sharp mind, can see above the wheel, your hands do not shake, you have solid vision, your reflexes are still sharp, your hearing is intact and you can walk easily on your own then i see no reason why you cannot drive. But if you have various health issues you should not be behind the wheel. People think too much about getting around and forget that a vehicle can be a dangerous machine if not properly operated. If you can barely walk or even see then how in the world can you drive? What if she had her kids with her? Although i feel bad for anyone who is old and needs to get around i feel worse for kids who get mowed down in the playground of their school. There are laws that try to keep drunks off the road but when will they do more about people who can barely drive their car properly? And yes, i do think teens should not be allowed to drive lol.

1081 days ago
49.

anita esther warner     

not all advanced aged people have someone 2 assist them.

1081 days ago
50.

drizella    

Luv her. Thank goodness she's okay:) Feel better Reese.

1081 days ago
51.

CriticAl    

Damn! Glad she's okay. Get well soon, Reese.

1081 days ago
52.

joseph c smith jr    

never trust cars when you are in harm's way.. people need the cat-sense to avoid getting hit by distracted drivers.. don't forget to watch their eyes, make sure they are with you, and even then, be ready. even with eye contact, sometimes drivers still go for it accidentally.. don't trust cars when you're in the path... be smart.fast, sharp... prepared.

1081 days ago
53.

Matt    

I waited this long to comment because Harvey waited so long to post this. Every celebrity gossip website had this out before TMZ did. Maybe I need to start following another gossip site one that reports things other than a woman pretending to be a man being on dwts.

1081 days ago
54.

Mee    

Why couldn't Reese spot this 84 yr old DARE DEVIL DRUVER ?

WHEN SHE CAN QUICKLY SPOT THREATS SUCH AS A PACK OF PAPARAZZI FROM SIDE VISION AND CORNERS OF HER EYES AND EVEN CALL FOR CAR COPS AND POLICE CHOPPERS TO HER RESCUE.

1081 days ago
55.

who dat    

I bet this is how the emergency room went: You sir, the one with blood squirting out of your carotid artery, please take your seat. You over there with the heart attack calm down. You with the gun shot wound wait your turn.

We must rush Ms Witherspoon in, she might have a broken toenail.

1080 days ago
56.

There's a problem here    

A couple of years ago I had just entered a grocery store when one of our illustrious senior citizen drivers decided to back his car out of a parking spot while going forward. He missed a mother with a child in her cart by inches, then plowed into the side of a really nice new car. He said "the gas pedal stuck" before he got the car in reverse. I don't know the statistics nationally but I'm willing to bet these old folks and their lack of driving skills kill as many people as drunk drivers do. They should be tested every year if they want to continue to drive.

1080 days ago
57.

mid    

Here's to a quick recovery.

Older drivers need to be tested more often to see if they belong on the road or not.

1080 days ago
58.

some guy    

Reese's face when:

1080 days ago
59.

some guy    

Ugh... I'll bet that old lady that ran Reese over had petrified reflexes. When's the last time she took a driver's test?

1080 days ago
60.

Chaz    

They shouldn't let old people keep driving when if they cant obey the laws. who's she gonna hit next?

1080 days ago
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