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Reese Witherspoon Hit By Car During Jog

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Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios’ Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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SANTA MONICA (CBS4) — Actress Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car while jogging near Los Angeles on Wednesday morning and suffered minor injuries.

Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis says the Oscar-winning actress was hit by a car driven by an 84-year-old woman.

Witherspoon was jogging in an unmarked crosswalk in Santa Monica when the driver struck her at about 20 mph. The 35-year-old actress was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Lewis says the driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Witherspoon’s portrayal of June Carter in the 2005 film “Walk the Line” won her a best-actress Oscar.

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