Coronation Street star Michael LeVell has spoken for the first time of the freak car accident on set last month in which a director was injured.

LeVell – who plays Kevin Webster in the soap – told The Sun that he feared for his life as a TV car hurtled towards him and the show’s director Kay Patrick.

“Someone could have been killed that day,” the 44-year-old said. “It just clipped my hip and threw me out the way. But Kay had her back to the car and was directing people. putting them in position.

“The throttle was stuck on. It hit her full pelt. She went across the bonnet and then it went across the street and into water on the set. I swear, we all thought she was dead.”

The accident happened after the accelerator on a Ford Mondeo being used on the set became stuck, sending the car out of control.

Kay, 58, was thrown over the bonnet of the vehicle and suffered leg and shoulder injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

“It was like ‘This can’t happen,”LeVell said. “We are on Coronation Street — we are supposed to be wrapped in cotton wool’. Kay later sent me a message, saying another minute later and I would have had my back to the car.”

ITV bosses are investigating the crash.