Skins star Kathryn Prescott ‘out of danger’ after being hit by cement truck
Skins actress Kathryn Prescott is said to be ‘out of danger’ after a horrific road accident where she was hit by a cement truck in New York.
The 30-year-old, best known for playing Emily Fitch in the British teen drama, was hit while crossing a road on Tuesday night.
Kathryn’s mother has now shared an update on her daughter’s condition and told the Mail Online: ‘It’s absolutely awful. Thankfully she’s off life-threatening status.’
Her father declined to comment.
The New York Police Department told the publication that the incident happened at around 17:25pm on Tuesday. A concrete mixer truck was operated by a 55-year-old man who made a right turn just as Kathryn attempted to cross the street.
She suffered injuries to both legs and arms as well as a possible head injury. The TV star was said to be ‘conscious and alert’ when she arrived at hospital.
Kathryn’s twin sister Megan, who also starred in Skins as Katie Fitch, first revealed news of the actress’ accident and told her Twitter followers: ‘I received the most terrifying phone call I’ve ever received in my life on Tuesday evening. My twin sister Kathryn was hit by a cement truck while crossing a road in New York on the 7th September.’
She revealed her sister underwent ‘complex surgery’ and her injuries include ‘a broken pelvis in two places, both of her legs, her foot and her left hand.’
‘She is incredibly lucky to be alive. She narrowly avoided paralysis,’ Megan added.
Doctors are ‘hopeful’ that Kathryn will fully recover, but she will need appropriate care to help her do so. Megan went on to explain her fight to get into the US due to Covid restrictions, as her sister is alone in New York ‘with no family members’.
However on Saturday, Megan announced she had been approved to travel.
‘Thank you SO MUCH everyone for all your help, I absolutely would not have been approved if it weren’t for everyone’s support,’ she said in a tweet.
‘I appreciate every single post, share, like and retweet’.
Kathryn will also be in rehab ‘for a very long time’ as she recovers from her injuries, requiring 24-hour care even after being discharged from hospital.
The twins made their breakthrough into the world of acting when they joined double-Bafta winning Skins, in series three in 2008.
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