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Reese Witherspoon Recovering After Being Hit By Car (Actress was struck by car while jogging)
MTV ^ | 09/08/2011 | Gil Kaufman

Posted on 09/08/2011 7:38:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Reese Witherspoon is recovering after being struck by a car while jogging in Santa Monica on Wednesday morning. The 35-year-old Oscar-winning actress was running across an unmarked crosswalk around 11 a.m. when an 84-year-old woman failed to slow down and struck her.

According to NBC L.A., Santa Monica Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis said Witherspoon, "suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment." The "Water for Elephants" star was discharged a short time later and spent the night at home recovering from the incident.

Lewis said the unidentified driver of the vehicle, who was driving 20 mph at the time, was interviewed at the location and released after getting a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Witherspoon, who received the Generation Award at this year's MTV Movie Awards, recently added another title to her long Hollywood resume when she became the face of the European fashion label Lindex. According to E! Online, the brand's marketing director said the Southern belle was picked because she is "positive, warm and full of energy."

Witherspoon made headlines the morning before her accident with the release of excerpts from her cover story in October's Marie Claire, in which she discussed her March marriage to agent Jim Toth.

"I was hard on myself when I got divorced. And until I got remarried, I don't think I realized how stressed I was," Witherspoon said about her split from actor Ryan Phillippe in 2006. "I don't think I recognized how anxious I was about being a single parent. ... Now I feel a great sense of relief and an incredible amount of support from my husband. I got very lucky, and he's wonderful. And so wonderful with my children. I'm very blessed."


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
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1 posted on 09/08/2011 7:38:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Was that Laz who hit it?


2 posted on 09/08/2011 7:41:31 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d hit it.

Hope she recovers well and quickly.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 7:41:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is the car ok?


4 posted on 09/08/2011 7:43:09 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes, you must follow the rules...


5 posted on 09/08/2011 7:43:40 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dangerous to walk the line.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 7:44:13 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The 35-year-old Oscar-winning actress was running across an unmarked crosswalk around 11 a.m. when an 84-year-old woman failed to slow down and struck her.

I wonder if she had her iPod headphones on? Just ask'n.

7 posted on 09/08/2011 7:45:01 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cars do not “jog”.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 7:45:17 AM PDT by bvw
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To: GSP.FAN
Is the car ok?

I don't think anything less than a Ferrari is going to be able to handle those curves.
9 posted on 09/08/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s one of the classier people in Hollywood.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 7:46:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: matginzac

I would have hit it, but the 80 year old driver beat me to it.

Signed,

Laz, who is so sad he didn’t hit that.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 7:46:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Puppage

If a crosswalk is unmarked, how do you know it’s a crosswalk?


12 posted on 09/08/2011 7:48:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lockbar

Loved her in that movie!


13 posted on 09/08/2011 7:49:25 AM PDT by Califreak (Degenerate the faithful with that crazy casbah sound)
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To: SeekAndFind
actress was running across an unmarked crosswalk
the unidentified driver ... getting a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

A) Witherspoon should have never put herself into a potentially fatal situation.
B) How does the driver get a ticket if the crosswalk was unmarked?
14 posted on 09/08/2011 7:49:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind
>>actress was running across an unmarked crosswalk around 11 a.m. when an 84-year-old woman failed to slow down and struck her.

>>...the unidentified driver of the vehicle, who was driving 20 mph at the time, was interviewed at the location and released after getting a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.


RUNNING across a crosswalk doesn't give even a 20mph car enough time to see and react. Reese should have been ticketed.
15 posted on 09/08/2011 7:49:57 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: oh8eleven
actress was running across an unmarked crosswalk

If it's unmarked, it ain't a crosswalk.

16 posted on 09/08/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
There is at least one guy who is super releived she is going to pull through.

Obummer needs absolutely every sycophantic Hollyweird supporter out there pushing for him this time.

17 posted on 09/08/2011 7:52:24 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sacajaweau

In l.a., they stopped painting crosswalks at most non-traffic-light intersections years ago. IIRC, it was a money saving scheme, but not positive on that.

Anyway, every corner/intersection in L.A. Is assumed to be a crosswalk unless the is a specific “don’t cross” sign.


18 posted on 09/08/2011 7:54:09 AM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: SeekAndFind


Cheers,

knewshound

http://www.knewshound.blogspot.com/
19 posted on 09/08/2011 7:54:20 AM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: Cousin Eddie
Thanks...I did a little reading on it.

I'm wondering if Witherspoon had headphones on.

I know you can't hit people, but you also have to stop and look before you cross.

And why haven't the kids taken away grandma's car?

20 posted on 09/08/2011 8:01:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
If a crosswalk is unmarked, how do you know it’s a crosswalk?

LOL!

Good question.

21 posted on 09/08/2011 8:06:21 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

“First there is a crosswalk, then there is no crosswalk, then there is.”


22 posted on 09/08/2011 8:07:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there a more hittable woman on Earth? I think not....


23 posted on 09/08/2011 8:09:49 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: driftdiver
I thought she was about 18 yrs old....married twice already?

btw...how do you get hit by a car going 20mph?.....

24 posted on 09/08/2011 8:10:09 AM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind
Good to see she was alert enough to strike a nice pose like that while she lay in the street...

She looks pretty good considering she just got hit by a car, dontcha think?

25 posted on 09/08/2011 8:11:43 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: cherry

Um, she’s 36 actually. But you were close...


26 posted on 09/08/2011 8:13:48 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: cherry

“btw...how do you get hit by a car going 20mph?”

Slowly?


27 posted on 09/08/2011 8:16:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Crossing at a unmarked crosswalk is similar to “walking across the parking lot, of a invisible 7/11”...ZZ Top.
28 posted on 09/08/2011 8:20:00 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Sacajaweau
I know you can't hit people,

I think that's the single saddest thing I've ever read on Free Republic.

29 posted on 09/08/2011 8:21:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: cherry

She’s about 35. I hate when woman say that they are “single mothers” as if the father doesn’t do ANYTHING. Ryan Phillippe is not dead and I see a ton of pictures with the kids in various magazines and things. It just gets to me about that. I think that if a woman says that it is hard to be a single mother than give the kids to the father immediately. I have never heard of a father saying it is tough to be a single father. It just gets to me.....just the words “single mother”.


30 posted on 09/08/2011 8:21:58 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Puppage
I wonder if she had her iPod headphones on? Just ask'n.

Most 84 year olds don't know what an iPod IS! < /badhumor >

31 posted on 09/08/2011 8:22:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: dfwgator
If it's unmarked, it ain't a crosswalk.

But it is a legal pedestrian crossing at a corner, marked or not. Back when I was a serious runner I never assumed a driver would yield, though. She probably didn't look in that direction first before proceeding. Glad to hear she's going to be OK, and maybe other runners will take a hint.

32 posted on 09/08/2011 8:29:18 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Lazamataz
Laz, who is so sad he didn’t hit that.

No doubt you'd hit it (as would I) like a .

33 posted on 09/08/2011 8:31:10 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (To some, George Orwell's story, "1984" is a cautionary tale. To others, it's a "how to" manual.)
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To: driftdiver

Reminds me of the joke about the snail who was hit by a turtle at a busy intersection.
When asked if he had the green light, he wasn’t sure,
cause it all happened so fast.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 8:33:31 AM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Lazlo in PA

( Dark Blue Dress + President ) = Trouble


35 posted on 09/08/2011 8:33:35 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cited for failing to slow down for an unmarked crosswalk? Sounds like Reese should have received the jaywalking citation instead.


36 posted on 09/08/2011 8:43:56 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: NonValueAdded
Sounds like Reese should have received the jaywalking citation instead.

Bet you a dollar she was listening to her iPod at the time.

37 posted on 09/08/2011 8:46:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: oh8eleven
How does the driver get a ticket if the crosswalk was unmarked?

There was a really bad movie named "The Adventures of Rockie and Bullwinkle."

Rockie and pal went to court and the Judge declared that there was a provision in the law that stated famous people are above the law.

The most pathetic thing is it is true in most cases.

38 posted on 09/08/2011 8:50:57 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: safeasthebanks
18? A 36 year old like Reese - if she had a child at 18 - would have an 18 year old child.

My dad said he felt like a dirty old man in his late 40’s taking my cousin to his High School drama practices - not for oogling the 16 year olds, but their 36 year old mothers.

39 posted on 09/08/2011 8:53:34 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Sacajaweau
If a crosswalk is unmarked, how do you know it’s a crosswalk?

It was a Zen crosswalk...It's Hollywood

40 posted on 09/08/2011 9:27:16 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: allmendream

You father was well within the half plus seven rule.


41 posted on 09/08/2011 9:37:56 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

I really, really like that rule!


42 posted on 09/08/2011 10:10:04 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: SeekAndFind

Side issue - what the heck is an “unmarked crosswalk”? If it isn’t marked, how would a driver know that it’s a crosswalk? Not excusing the driver here for striking a jogger, but I don’t see how she can be cited in this case.


43 posted on 09/08/2011 10:23:41 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: dfwgator

Are you Donovan? :-)

I bet that few here remember that song...


44 posted on 09/08/2011 10:27:14 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: meyer

According to Washington State Law any intersection of roads/streets is considered a crosswalk across all legs of the intersection regardless of whether or not they are marked (painted on the street) or not.


45 posted on 09/08/2011 10:29:01 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: meyer; shotgun

As shotgun mentioned they are all unmarked crosswalks. And in at least smaller cities and towns, they are pretty strictly enforced.

My dad was visiting me at WSU for the first time (in a rental) and he went through a crosswalk (marked) with someone who looked like they might step into it. As soon as I got the words out “Pop, people in a crosswalk, they tend to enforce that pretty strictly here” he got pulled over.


46 posted on 09/08/2011 10:35:37 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: cherry
YOUNG REESE WITHERSPOON




47 posted on 09/08/2011 10:37:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: napscoordinator
I think that if a woman says that it is hard to be a single mother than give the kids to the father immediately.

Sometimes the mother has the kids because the father is gone--off with another woman, moved away, abusing alcohol, unemployed, serving overseas, in jail, dead, sick, whatever--so giving them to him isn't an option.

I have never heard of a father saying it is tough to be a single father.

I have. I have friends who are single fathers and they say all the time that it's darn tough. Even when they have family in the area to help. It is tough. It's obviously tougher when you're working and struggling than when you're a rich person who can hire all the staff she needs and has a supportive ex-spouse, like Witherspoon.

It just gets to me.....just the words “single mother”.

What would you prefer that we call ourselves?

48 posted on 09/08/2011 10:40:57 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: napscoordinator
I have never heard of a father saying it is tough to be a single father.

i'll say it. it's tough being a single father.
we're burdened with child support that mostly gets used to finance the lifestyle of the mother, not actually "support" the child, then we're left with significantly less money to spend on our children, so we look like the bad guy.
not to mention that we get significantly less time with our children.

49 posted on 09/08/2011 11:07:58 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s actually one of the few Hollywood actresses I can stand.

My favorite movie of her’s is “Election” with Matthew Broderick. Set in Hubby’s home town.


50 posted on 09/08/2011 11:13:25 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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