‘Skins’ star Kathryn Prescott “lucky to be alive” after being hit by cement truck

Her sister said she “narrowly avoided paralysis”

Kathryn Prescott has been hospitalised with multiple injuries after she was hit by a cement truck in New York.

The actor, best known for playing Emily Fitch on the Channel 4 teen drama, was struck by the vehicle while crossing a road in the city on Tuesday (September 7), according to her twin sister Megan Prescott.

“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.”

Kathryn and Megan Prescott
Kathryn and Megan Prescott played Emily and Katie Fitch on ‘Skins’ (Picture: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Megan’s request to fly to the US to help her sister was rejected by the US Embassy under the current travel restrictions. She’s now looking for help to potentially overturn the decision.

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

“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.”

April Pearson, Kathryn and Megan’s former co-star on Skins, replied to the post: “I’m so sorry to hear this Meg, if only I could do more to help.”

Aside from Skins, Kathryn is also known for roles on MTV’s Finding Carter and 24: Legacy.