EastEnders’ Dean Gaffney involved in ‘second car crash in four months’

EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has been involved in his second car crash in just four months.

The actor, 41, is said to have collided head-on with a Vauxhall Corsa as he made a departure from the set of the BBC One soap in Elstree, Hertfordshire, in his Skoda vehicle, earlier this month.  

An onlooker said they heard a ‘loud bang’ outside the studio during the accident, but insisted the drivers didn’t ‘seem hurt’.

Unfortunate: EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has been involved in his second car crash in just four months (pictured earlier this month)

Unfortunate: EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has been involved in his second car crash in just four months (pictured earlier this month)

Unfortunate: EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has been involved in his second car crash in just four months (pictured earlier this month)

The insider told The Sun, : ‘I heard the smash, came out and saw Dean Gaffney by the side of the road. He was looking at his car and so was the other driver.’  

MailOnline has contacted Dean’s representatives for further comment. In February, the soap star cheated death again following a car crash on the M25 that left him driving a hire car. 

It comes around six years after Dean required ‘major head surgery’ following a similar accident in Derby, as sources claimed he was ‘lucky to be alive’ after the ‘serious car smash.’

Shocking: EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has revealed he was involved in another car crash that has left him driving a hire car

Shocking: EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has revealed he was involved in another car crash that has left him driving a hire car

Shocking: EastEnders star Dean Gaffney has revealed he was involved in another car crash that has left him driving a hire car

Speaking about this accident, Dean told the publication: ‘There has been a crash which is why I’m driving a hire car.’

The actor – who played Robbie Jackson on EastEnders from 1993 and 2003 and returned in 2017 – was reportedly with a woman in his car when he drove through the area of the M25 near Brentwood.

Police were reportedly called to the scene but no one was injured.

In a statement to MailOnline a representative for Essex Police said: ‘We were called to a collision on the M25 near Brentwood just before 12.55am on February 1. 

‘No injuries were reported and no arrests were made. Our enquiries are ongoing.’

MailOnline has contacted a representatives for Dean Gaffney for comment.

Scary: The crash was believed to have taken place on an area of the M25 near Brentwood, Essex, according to The Sun

Scary: The crash was believed to have taken place on an area of the M25 near Brentwood, Essex, according to The Sun

Scary: The crash was believed to have taken place on an area of the M25 near Brentwood, Essex, according to The Sun

Screen star: Dean, 40, played Robbie Jackson on EastEnders from 1993 to 2003, and returned to the show in 2017

The accident comes six years after Dean was involved in a similar crash while driving down the A38 back from Derby, where he was performing in the Agatha Christie thriller A Murder Is Announced.

The star was rushed to hospital in a critical condition and eventually required surgery to his head, following the smash on 30th January 2013.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said at the time: ‘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.’

Scary: The accident comes six years after Dean was involved in a similar crash while driving down the A38, which left him needing 'major head surgery'

Scary: The accident comes six years after Dean was involved in a similar crash while driving down the A38, which left him needing 'major head surgery'

Scary: The accident comes six years after Dean was involved in a similar crash while driving down the A38, which left him needing ‘major head surgery’

Back then: Former Hollyoaks star Gemma Bissex shared this Twitter snap just days before Dean's previous accident, which took place near Derby on 30th January 2013

Back then: Former Hollyoaks star Gemma Bissex shared this Twitter snap just days before Dean's previous accident, which took place near Derby on 30th January 2013

Back then: Former Hollyoaks star Gemma Bissex shared this Twitter snap just days before Dean’s previous accident, which took place near Derby on 30th January 2013

Dean’s manager Dave Read also told MailOnline:’He’s got some nasty head injuries but the good news is that he’s going to be okay. It was a bad crash and we’re grateful it wasn’t any worse.’

Meanwhile Dean has recently been happily dating Rebekah Ward, 26, after they first sparked up a romance in April 2016.

Last year, the couple took their romance to the next level when he gave Rebekah a promise ring as a ‘sign of commitment’ to her.

A source told The Sun in July: ‘Dean and Rebekah are very much in love and he wanted to find a way to tell the world how he feels about her.

‘The ring is a sign of his commitment towards her and a way for him to prove just how serious he is about their relationship.’ 

Beaming: The soap star has recently been loved up with girlfriend Rebekah Ward, 26, and they allegedly cemented their romance last year after he gave her a promise ring

Beaming: The soap star has recently been loved up with girlfriend Rebekah Ward, 26, and they allegedly cemented their romance last year after he gave her a promise ring

Beaming: The soap star has recently been loved up with girlfriend Rebekah Ward, 26, and they allegedly cemented their romance last year after he gave her a promise ring

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