British actress Kathryn Prescott has been left in a critical condition after being hit by a cement truck while crossing a road in New York City.
The 30-year-old was rushed to hospital on Tuesday following the horror crash, her twin sister Megan revealed.
The actress, know for playing Emily Fitch in Skins and Carter Stevens in Finding Carter, is in an ICU at a New York Hospital and is ‘incredibly lucky to be alive’.
Megan, a bodybuilder, revealed the sad news through her social media on Thursday and said her twin had a broken pelvis, legs, foot and hand.
She wrote: ‘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 that her sister was left with ‘broken pelvis in two places, both of her legs, her foot, and her left hand’.
She wrote Kathryn ‘narrowly avoided paralysis. The doctors are hopeful that she will make a full recovery but this will only be possible with the correct care right now.’
Megan, who is based in Britain, went on to blast the US government’s policy towards foreign nationals after being told she could not see her sister.
She wrote: ‘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.
Kathryn went into acting in 2008 when the pair featured in an episode of soap opera Doctors. She joined the Skins cast a year later when she took on the role of Emily Fitch through series three, four and seven.