Reese Witherspoon Not Pressing Charges Against Driver

Celebrity News Sep. 8, 2011 AT 9:39PM
Reese Witherspoon Not Pressing Charges Against Driver Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Looks like Reese Witherspoon won't be pulling an Elle Woods.

A source tells Us Weekly that the actress, 35, is not planning to press charges against the 84-year-old woman who struck her with her car in Santa Monica, Calif. on Wednesday. (Witherspoon was jogging when the unnamed woman failed to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.) 

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Witherspoon's rep told Us the Legally Blonde star was "not seriously injured and is resting comfortably at home."

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A source adds: "The incident is being treated as an accident. The driver was not given an alcohol test at the accident scene and typically she would receive a fine and a point on her driving license as it is considered a moving violation."

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Fortunately, Witherspoon sustained only a cut on her forehead. The Oscar-winner's injuries are not expected to affect her upcoming projects, which include This Means War with Tom Hardy and Mud with Matthew McConaughey.

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