Witherspoon was struck around 11 a.m. in a residential neighborhood. The driver of the car, an 84-year-old woman who’d been traveling about 20 mph, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Witherspoon was running in an unmarked crosswalk in Santa Monica when the driver struck her at about 20 mph. The 35-year-old actress was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Lewis says the driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Officers responded to a call placed at 11:14 a.m. regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a female pedestrian, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
The car that hit Witherspoon, who was running within an unmarked crosswalk, was going approximately 20 miles per hour, police said.
The driver was an 84-year-old woman who was interviewed at the scene and then cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Witherspoon was transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital.