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Reese Witherspoon Sports Black Eye from Accident

USMagazine, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 11:35am (PDT)

That's quite a shiner!

Reese Witherspoon re-emerged for a pal's party in Los Angeles on Monday -- and sported a black eye and a bandaged forehead, which she sustained after getting hit by a car last Wednesday. Despite the injuries, Witherspoon cheerfuly unloaded gifts from the trunk of her car.

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It's the first time the Oscar-winning actress, 36, has been photographed since the scary accident in Santa Monica. The avid runner was jogging when an 84-year-old female driver struck her; Witherspoon will not be pressing charges against the woman, who failed to yield at a pedestrian crosswalk.

"The whole incident really frightened her," a source close to the actress told Us. "Now she's just resting up."

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Fortunately, the mother of two's minor injuries won't hamper her upcoming film projects, including This Means War and Mud.

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"The odd thing about all of this," the source adds, "is that Reese has always been very afraid of being hit by a car. It's been an ongoing fear of hers. She is always the first person to pull people away from the edge of the curb."

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