Former Skins star Kathryn Prescott has been left seriously injured after being hit by a cement truck in New York. 

Prescott, who played Emily Fitch in the classic teen drama, was struck by the vehicle while crossing the road on Tuesday, September 7th.

According to her twin sister and Skins co-star Megan, Prescott is “lucky to be alive” due to the extent of her injuries.

“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,” Megan wrote on Instagram.

“She is incredibly lucky to be alive. She 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 continued on to reveal that her request to fly to the US from England to support her sister was rejected by the US embassy due to the current travel restrictions.

“[Kathryn] is alone in New York with no family members… I need help getting to New York to support her recovery. I will have to help her until she can start to walk again,” Megan said.

She continued: “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 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.”

Aside from Skins, Prescott is best known for her roles on the TV shows Finding Carter and 24: Legacy.

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Check out the full Instagram post from Megan Prescott about Kathryn being hit by the cement truck: