Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Gaffney injured in car crash

Dean Gaffney has been injured in a car accident
Dean Gaffney has been injured in a car accident

Former EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney is receiving treatment in hospital after being seriously injured in a car crash.

The 34-year-old actor, who played Robbie Jackson in the soap, suffered head injuries after hitting the central reservation of a Derbyshire road.

He is being treated at a hospital in Derby but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Dave Read, Dean's agent, said the actor was on his way to a friend's house from Derby Theatre's production of A Murder is Announced, in which he stars, when the accident happened.

Mr Read said: "He's got some nasty head injuries but the good news is that he's going to be OK.

"It was a bad crash and we're grateful it wasn't any worse."

Friends of the actor, who has also appeared in The Bill and Ricky Gervais's Extras, took to Twitter to wish him well.

Many feared he was critically ill before the news that his injuries were not life-threatening, and offered their support and thoughts for his recovery.

Actor Tamer Hassan wrote: "Can we all pray for my good friend Dean Gaffney who has just had a bad car accident and is fighting for his life."

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