Driver In Reese Witherspoon Accident Claims Intersection Is Dangerousby: Posted:
The fallout continues for the 84-year-old driver who accidentally struck a jogging Reese Witherspoon. But she now claims she isn't entirely to blame.
According to TMZ, the woman - who is due today to take retake her driver's test as ordered by law - feels "terrible" about accidentally hitting the jogging "Walk the Line" Academy Award winner at a Santa Monica intersection Sept. 7.
The report also claims the accident shook up the woman, who has stayed off the road since the incident, and that she had no idea just who she had hit when it happened.
Nevertheless, the driver also argues that the intersection's layout is also to blame. She claims that a large tree at the junction would block any driver's sight line, making further accidents possible.
Santa Monica police cited the driver for failure to yield to a pedestrian. She was initially given 30 days to retake her examination, provide a passed eye exam and also inform the court of any medications she's currently taking.
It could've been worse for Witherspoon: though taken to a local hospital, her injuries were minor and she was released shortly.