Skins star approved to travel to look after sister she was hit by truck
Skins star Megan Prescott is able to travel to New York to look after her sister Kathryn, who was hit by a cement truck in a horrific accident.
Actress Megan, who played Emily Fitch in the teen drama, shared the news with fans after Kathryn, who played her sister Katie Fitch, was taken to hospital.
‘I just got approved to travel!’ Megan wrote on Twitter.
‘Thank you SO MUCH everyone for all your help, I absolutely would not have been approved if it weren’t for everyone’s support.
‘I appreciate every single post, share, like and retweet’.
Megan had previously written on Twitter: ‘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 revealed her sister underwent ‘complex surgery’ and her injuries include ‘a 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,’ Megan shared.
Doctors are ‘hopeful’ that Kathryn will fully recover, but she will need appropriate care to help her do so.
Megan went on to explain her fight to get into the US due to Covid restrictions, as her sister is alone in New York ‘with no family members.’
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I received the most terrifying phone call Iâve 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. pic.twitter.com/t5ZS6yPFI3
Current restrictions ban any non-US citizens entering the US, so Megan applied to the US Embassy for exemption. However, her application was initially denied, which left her ‘devastated.’
Megan will ‘have to help her sister until she can start to walk again’ as she will be able to do ‘incredibly little’ by herself.
Kathryn will also be in rehab ‘for a very long time’ as she recovers from her injuries, requiring 24 hour care even after being discharged from hospital.
The twins made their breakthrough into the world of acting when they joined double-Bafta winning Skins, in series three in 2008.
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