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Reese Witherspoon hit by car while jogging

Actress Reese Witherspoon (in pic) was treated in hospital in the US on Wednesday for minor injuries after she was involved in a traffic accident.

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

Witherspoon was jogging in Santa Monica when the driver struck her at a speed of about 32km/h. The 35-year-old actress was taken to a local hospital for treatment.



Witherspoon's representative said that the actress was not seriously hurt and following her release from hospital, she was "resting comfortably at home".

Witherspoon is the mother of two children, Ava and Deacon from her marriage to Ryan Phillippe. Meanwhile, she has revealed her difficulties with single motherhood in an interview.

She said she found the break-up of her first marriage "really traumatic" and was concerned about how the split would affect her young children.

"I was hard on myself when I got divorced," she said. "And until I got remarried, I don't think I realised how stressed I was. I don't think I recognised how anxious I was about being a single parent."

Witherspoon won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter in the 2005 film Walk The Line.

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