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Reese Witherspoon hit by car on Westside, suffers minor injuries

September 7, 2011 |  6:58 pm

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Actress Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car Wednesday morning while jogging in Santa Monica and suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

Witherspoon was hit while jogging west on Georgina Avenue near 20th Street, the Santa Monica Police Department said. She was taken by an ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Witherspoon won an Oscar for her role in "Walk The Line."

The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, police said.

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Photo:  Actress Reese Witherspoon

Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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