British actor Dean Gaffney is in hospital after he was involved in a serious car accident.

The former EastEnders star was involved in a smash in Derby, England on Wednesday night (30Jan13) after performing in a play. He is being treated for cuts and bruises at the Royal Derby Hospital.

A spokesman for Derbyshire police says, "A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital after being involved in a road accident in Derby.

"The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital to be treated... No other vehicles were involved and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening."

Gaffney's manager Dave Read says, "He's very lucky. He's in hospital being looked after... he escaped with cuts and bruises. He's going to be Ok."

Gaffney's former EastEnders co-star, Spandau Ballet musician Martin Kemp, sent his best wishes to his friend on, writing, "All our love going out to (Dean Gaffney) and his family... Get well soon buddy, I'm thinking of you!"

Blue singer Simon Webbe wrote, "Please say a prayer for a friend of ours Dean Gaffney who is fighting for his life right now. Our thoughts are with you," and Another Level star Dane Bowers adds, "Wishing my boy... all the best!! Thoughts are with him and his family."