Skins actress Kathryn Prescott is in hospital in critical condition after being hit by a cement truck in New York.
The Londoner, 30, known for her role as Emily Fitch in Skins and Carter Stevens in Finding Carter, suffered a broken pelvis as well as broken legs, foot and hand as a result of the crash.
She is currently in ICU at a New York Hospital and is “incredibly lucky to be alive,” her twin sister has said.
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Megan, a bodybuilder, announced the news on social media, writing: “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 of September.”
Outlining the extent of Kathryn’s injuries, she said the actress had suffered “a broken pelvis in two places, both of her legs, her foot and her left hand” and could face long-term mobility problems as a result of her injuries.
According to the post, Kathryn was lucky to avoid paralysis, adding: “The doctors are hopeful that she will make a full recovery but this will only be possible with the correct care right now.
“She is alone in New York with no family members.”
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Megan is now desperate to travel to the US to be with her sister.
“I need help getting to New York to support her recovery,” she said. “I will have to help her until she can start to walk again.
“I need to be there to help her with literally everything as she will be able to do incredibly little by herself.
“She will be in rehab for a very long time and will need 24/hr care even after she leaves the hospital.
“I applied to the US Embassy for exemption from the current restrictions banning any non-US citizens into the US and was denied earlier today and I am devastated.
“I don’t know what to do with myself. I have to be able to get to my sister to care for her and right now I have no way of doing so. I know there is so much going on in the world right now but I am heartbroken that I can’t be with my twin sister in this horrible time”
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