Actress Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car in Santa Monica late Wednesday morning while on a jog, according to news sources.
The 35-year-old was hit in a crosswalk at 20th and Georgina Avenue. An 84-year-old woman of Santa Monica failed to see her and ran into her. A witness suggested that the driver didn’t see her “because of a large tree at the intersection.” The witness also added, “[Reese] was lucky, because it could have been much more serious.”
Witherspoon sustained a cut to the forehead and was taken to a hospital for treatment, though she was released later that day and is recovering in her Brentwood home with her husband and two children.
The driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I’m happy to hear that the actress is not seriously injured and wish her a restful and speedy recovery. As the witness pointed out, she is lucky. Many pedestrian accidents are much more serious. As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I strongly urge drivers to remain extra vigilant in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic, such as Santa Monica.