London actress Kathryn Prescott seriously injured after being hit by cement truck in New York

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Kathryn Prescott (Getty Images)
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Skins actress Kathryn Prescott has been seriously injured after being hit by a truck in New York.

The star was rushed to hospital after being knocked down by a cement truck on Tuesday, her twin sister, Megan revealed on social media.

Megan wrote on Instragram: "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.

"After fighting through complex surgery some of Kathryn’s injuries include: 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... She is alone in New York with no family members.”

Megan revealed that her emergency request for entry into the US had been denied due to Covid-19 restrictions despite being double vaccinated and having had a negative PCR test.

She asked for help in appealing the US Embassy’s decision and said she is willing “to do anything to get to her as soon as humanly possible”.

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“I need help getting to New York to support her recovery. I will have to help her until she can start to walk again. She will be in rehab for a very long time and will need 24-hour care even after she leaves the hospital."

Megan urged her followers to share her message, adding that she currently doesn’t know "what to do with [herself]" and that she was "heartbroken" to not be there to support her sibling during this time.

"I don’t want her to go through this alone," she said.

“Please please if anyone can help in any way PLEASE reach out. Please don’t message or try to contact Kat right now, if you need her desperately please contact me, her managers or her agent. She needs to rest at the moment.”

Kathryn was born in Palmers Green, north London, and is six minutes older than twin Megan.

The star first got into acting after staring in an episode of soap opera Doctors in 2008.

Kathryn joined the Skins cast a year later when she took on the role of Emily Fitch through series three, four and seven.

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