Actor Kathryn Prescott was seriously injured after being hit by a cement truck while crossing a road in New York.
Her sister, Megan, shared the news on social media, writing that her sister “narrowly avoided paralysis” and “was lucky to be alive.”
Prescott is best known for playing the role of Emily Fitch in British teen drama Skin, while Megan played her twin sister, Katie.
Prescott’s injuries include a broken pelvis as well as broken bones in both legs, foot and left hand.
According to Megan’s post on Instagram, doctors are optimistic that Prescott can fully recover.
In the message, Megan also stated that she was denied an emergency application to enter the United States due to Covid’s restrictions, despite having been double-vaccinated and completing a negative PCR test.
“I received the most terrifying phone call I’ve ever received in my life on Tuesday night,” he wrote. “My twin sister Kathryn was hit by a cement truck while crossing a road in New York on September 7th.
“After struggling with complex surgery, some of Kathryn’s injuries include: broken pelvis in two places, both legs, foot and left hand. She’s incredibly lucky to be alive. She narrowly avoided paralysis … She’s alone in New York without family members.
“I need help getting to New York to support her recovery. I will have to help her until she can start walking again. She will be in rehab for a long time and will need 24-hour care even after she leaves the hospital.”
After your role in Skin, Prescott has appeared in series including Looking for Carter e Robot chicken.