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

The former Emmerdale star, 36, was taking part in a stock car race with her radio show co-host Ben Fry on July 18 at a racetrack in York when the incident occurred.

Roxanne, who co-hosts York and North Yorkshire station Minster FM's breakfast show is reported to have sprained both of her wrists and suffered severe bruising.

Unfortunately Roxy was involved in an accident yesterday. Minster FM colleagues & listeners wish her a speedy recovery and can’t wait to have her back in the studio and waking up North Yorkshire with Ben.

Minster FM statement

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