British Skins actress Kathryn Prescott has been left in a critical condition after being hit by a cement truck in New York.
The 30-year-old Londoner was rushed to hospital on Tuesday following the horror crash, her twin sister Megan revealed on Instagram on Thursday.
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, announced the shock news through her social media on Thursday and said her twin had a broken pelvis, legs, foot and hand.
Recovering: Kathryn Prescott has been admitted to a hospital after being hit by a cement truck in New York on Tuesday; she is seen in 2019
Injuries: The performer wrote that her sister suffered a ‘broken pelvis in two places, both of her legs, her foot and her left hand’; Kathryn is pictured in 2019
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 outlined the extent of her injuries, including a ‘broken pelvis in two places, both of her legs, her foot and her left hand’.
Megan pointed out that, although her sister would be taken care of by medical professionals, her mobility could have been severely affected long-term.
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.’
She also pointed out her sister is currently ‘alone in New York with no family members’.
Letting everyone know: The news about the Skins actress was initially made public by her twin sister, Megan, with a post that was shared to her Instagram account on Thursday
Sisters: The siblings seen in a childhood snap
Dire situation: Megan also pointed out that her twin sister is currently ‘alone in New York with no family members’; Kathryn is seen with her A Dog’s Journey costars in 2019
What films and TV shows have Kathryn Prescott been in?
- 2008: Doctors
- 2009: Skins
- 2011: Monroe
- 2012: Casualty
- 2013: Being Human
- 2013: Skins Fire
- 2014: Finding Carter
- 2014: The Hive
- 2017: To The Bone
- 2017: 24: Legacy
- 2019: A Dog’s Journey
- 2019: Polaroid
- 2019: Tell Me A Story
Kathryn was born in Palmers Green, north London, and is six minutes older than twin Megan.
She got into acting in 2008 when the pair featured in an episode of soap opera Doctors.
Kathryn joined the Skins cast a year later when she took on the role of Emily Fitch through series three, four and seven.
She revealed on her website during a q&a with fans that she does not assign a sexuality to herself.
She said she ‘does not think people are defined by their sexuality’, saying ‘it doesn’t change who you are as a person’.
Megan said she wanted to serve as a caregiver for her sister, who will require further treatment following her release from the medical facility.
She added: ‘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.’
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.
Troubles: Megan also noted that, as a resident of the United Kingdom, she was not allowed to enter the United States due to current travel restrictions; Kathryn is pictured in 2017
Urgent: The bodybuilder also shared a message to her Instagram Story where she noted that she needed to visit her sister immediately
‘I have documents from the hospital confirming the extent of Kathryn’s injuries and am willing to do anything to get to her as soon as humanly possible.’
She continued: ‘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.’
She added: ‘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 in her life when she desperately needs me – I don’t want her to go through this alone.’
Megan asked her followers to let Kathryn recover undisturbed and to direct all of their concerns to either her or to the actress’ representatives.
She said: ‘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.’
She also shared a message to her Instagram Story where she pointed out she was ‘not interested in spending two weeks in another country to see my sister… I need to go NOW.’
In April Megan revealed she would perform at a ‘virtual strip club experience’ for a British website. She said she would be part of Cybertease’s Birthday Bonanza.
The actress re-shared the event’s tweet and wrote: ‘I’ll be performing at @Cybertease_ ‘s reunion/birthday show… Make sure you get tickets before they sell out!.’
Cybertease said the event was a ‘virtual strip club experience created, organised, and performed by unionised workers’, it also includes the option of ‘private dances’.
Megan soared to fame in 2009 on Skins as her character Katie Fitch and – after leaving the show in 2010 – she went on to appear on Silent Witness and Holby City.
In 2016, Megan pursued a bodybuilding career and documented her fitness transformation in a documentary called Megan Prescott: Dumbbells And Donuts.
The actress spent months working out for the UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation Bikini-Fitness event in May 2016.