Reese Witherspoon Hit By A Car!


Yikes! Scary news to pass along about newlywed actress Reese Witherspoon … yesterday, while out for a routine jog here in SoCal, Reese was struck by a car when the 84-year old driver failed to yield to her in the pedestrian crosswalk. While Reese was actually hit by the car in motion, thankfully she was not injured too severely. Click below for all the known deets about this unfortunate accident.

Reese Witherspoon was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred during a jog in Santa Monica, Calif., a rep for the actress, 35, confirms to PEOPLE. The driver, an 84-year-old woman, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, say reports. Explaining that she was not seriously injured, the rep says Witherspoon is “resting comfortably at home.”

Ugh … how crappy is this? It’s one thing to get hit by another car when you’re IN your own car … but to be smashed into by a car while you’re jogging? OUCH! Here’s hoping Reese recovers quickly so she can get back to her jogging routine. Poor thing.


  • jenni

    how did this happen?! are people blind? ouch.

    • perdiz

      At 84 they might be.

  • Joanna

    This is why people over 80 should not be allowed to hold on to their driver’s license.

    • Mr. Gyllenhaal

      I totally agree!!!!!!

    • Meghan

      Agree! It’s frightening when the elderly drive!

    • krissy

      People should be tested on a regular basis after a certain age. I heard in Arizona, they let you keep your license for 50 years! Reflexes can change so much over the course of 50 years.

    • muchacha

      Way to discriminate against the elderly!

  • Stephen

    Trent, your graphic is hilarious!

  • The sad truth is that a lot of people just don’t pay attention while driving anymore.


    It doesn’t matter what age you are: they are bad drivers out there, both young AND old. What irks me is that the older generation blame younger drivers for being reckless when they don’t even do such a hot job themselves! It’s ridiculous. Anyways, this sucks! California law states that you have to yield to a pedestrian when they’re in the road, crosswalk or NOT.

  • Manderz

    I am such a horrible human being…whenever someone says someone got hit by a car I can’t help but laugh…before you judge me lol it’s because i always think about in movies or cartoons where a person is sent flying through the air and of course lands and is fine. It’s silly but I can’t help it! Esp with that graphic Trent!!

  • Ama

    Ugh, that sucks. Hope she does recover quickly.

    This is why I usually go on back roads or go in the forest/mountain area of where I live to take my dog on a walk. The drivers where I live are really bad about yielding to pedestrians. This one time(mid-day completely sunny) I was using a cross walk and this lady almost hit me(she was in her late 20’s at the most) and she was just like “Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t see you there”. It irritated me so bad, I really don’t know how some people get their license.

    It seems like there are a lot of bad drivers lately(young and old). People need to start paying more attention when driving.

  • Debho

    Reese was probably wearing earphones listening to her iPod as a lot of people do. I only did this once while I was out walking and hated the fact that I couldn’t hear what was going on around me. Maybe she wasn’t paying attention either and didn’t hear the car. Whatever, could have been a terrible tragedy and I hope she recovers soon.

  • brandi

    i bet the 84 year old was texting and driving.

  • krissy

    I saw a car almost hit an elderly woman in a cross walk in Santa Monica a few weeks ago. The woman stopped, and shook her cane at the car! It was kind of funny, but for a moment there I thought I was going to see someone get smashed right before my eyes.

    I think all cross walks that aren’t at lighted intersections should have those flashing lights on the top and bottom. In Santa Monica and across Sunset on the strip, it is REALLY hard to see people and those areas also attract tourists who aren’t used to the crosswalk style out here.

  • Anne Boleyn

    Where was Ryan to save her?