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updated 9/7/2011 10:03:20 PM ET 2011-09-08T02:03:20

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a car while jogging Wednesday, Santa Monica police said.

"The actress was not seriously injured and is resting comfortably at home," her spokeswoman said in a statement.

Witherspoon was jogging across an unmarked crosswalk on Georgina Avenue at 20th Street about 11 a.m. when she was hit by a vehicle driven by an 84-year-old woman, Sgt. Richard Lewis said in a statement. The vehicle was traveling south on 20th street.

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Lewis said Witherspoon, 35, suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

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The driver, who was not identified, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, Lewis said.

Witherspoon, 35, became a box office sensation and A-list Hollywood star in her "Legally Blonde" comedy movies, and she won an Academy Award for best actress in drama "Walk the Line."

This article contains reporting by msbnc.com staff and Reuters.

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