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Former Emmerdale star airlifted to hospital after crash

Former Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett has been airlifted to hospital following a high-speed crash into a concrete wall.

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The actress, 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, according to Sun Online.

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.

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

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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.

On Thursday morning, the radio station tweeted that she appreciates the public's support.

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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.