Former Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett 'airlifted to hospital' after horror smash

Actress Roxanne Pallett has been airlifted to hospital following a high-speed crash into a concrete wall, according to reports.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 9:24 am
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 9:27 am
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The former Emmerdale star, 36, was taking part in a stock car race with her radio show co-host Ben Fry on Wednesday afternoon at a racetrack in York when the incident occurred.

Pallett was taken by helicopter to Hull Royal Infirmary after firefighters spent two hours cutting her from the wreckage of the vehicle, the Sun Online reported.

A source told the publication: "She tried to overtake Ben on a bend and was travelling too fast and smashed into the concrete wall on the track.

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"She lost consciousness for about 30 seconds on impact. Fortunately she was wearing a helmet and race gear."

Pallett, who co-hosts York and North Yorkshire station Minster FM's breakfast show with Fry, is reported to have sprained both of her wrists and suffered severe bruising, and is awaiting results of a CT scan.

Pallett is best known for starring as Jo Sugden in Emmerdale from 2005 until 2008.

Since departing the ITV soap, she appeared on Dancing On Ice, and has acted in programmes including Waterloo Road and Casualty.

Her stage career includes roles in the UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show and The Wedding Singer, and her most recent role was in the art-house film Habit.

Minster FM have released a statement, which says: "Unfortunately Roxy was involved in an accident yesterday.

"Minster FM colleagues and listeners wish her a speedy recovery and can't wait to have her back in the studio waking up North Yorkshire with Ben."