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Reese Witherspoon hit by car

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REESE Witherspoon was hit by a car while jogging on Thursday.

The Oscar winning actress was in Santa Monica, near Los Angeles, when the vehicle struck her while travelling at around 20 miles per hour, and she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police Sergeant 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 driver of the car was given a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The Walk the Line star's spokesperson, Nanci Ryder, told E! News she was not seriously hurt in the accident and is now "resting comfortably at home".

Earlier this year, Reese - who has two children, Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe - had to wear a soft cast on her left foot after badly twisting her ankle.

Thankfully that injury happened after her March wedding to Hollywood agent Jim Toth, during which she wore a pair of skyscraper heels, although she was quick to swap them for cowboy boots at her reception as they were more comfortable for her to dance in.

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