5:09pm Thursday 31st January 2013
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Former EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has received "nasty head injuries" in a car crash.
The 34-year-old actor, who played Robbie Jackson in the soap, was admitted to hospital after he veered into the central reservation of a road in Derbyshire as he returned from his role in the play, A Murder Is Announced.
Dave Read, Mr Gaffney's agent, said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening and he would hopefully make a quick recovery.
"He's got some nasty head injuries but the good news is that he's going to be okay," he said.
"It was a bad crash and we're grateful it wasn't any worse."
There was nobody else in the car with Mr Gaffney at the time of the accident and nobody else was involved.
A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Police said: "We can confirm that a 34-year-old man was involved in a collision on the A38 at around 10.45pm last night.
"There was just one car involved that hit the central reservation.
"He was taken to Royal Derby Hospital where he received treatment for head injuries but those injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening."
Part of the A38 was closed for nearly three hours after the crash and the car, which was not driveable after the accident, removed from the area.
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