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Reese Witherspoon Accident

Driver Feels 'Awful,'

Says Intersection is Dangerous

9/12/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The 84-year-old woman who hit Reese Witherspoon with her car says she feels awful about the situation ... but also thinks there's a big problem with the intersection where the accident happened.

According to a family member, the woman thinks the Santa Monica corner is especially dangerous because there's a large tree blocking sight lines for drivers.

We're also told she was very shaken up by the accident -- and had no idea she had hit an Oscar winner when it all went down.

The family member says the woman has stayed off the road since the accident. The citation she received requires her to retake her driving test. She plans to do so as early as today ... and is due in court October 7.

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DontHateTheTruth    

Both are too blame!

1076 days ago
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rcromwell@zoominternet.net    

first to all of the nah sayers, the age isn't the problem, its can the driver see, hear and freely turn side to side to view on coming traffic. I know a lot of 70 year olds that drive just fine but I feel all drivers over 80 should have a renew drivers test q 2 yrs. Not just a sight test but actually behind the wheel test. I am a geriatric Nurse Practitioner as well as the daughter of a once elderly driver and at 80 and above, testing should be manditory. as far as the intersection being dangerous, I doubt it had much to do with her hitting a pedestrian.

934 days ago
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