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Independence Day: Resurgence Star Joey King's Sister Hit by a Semi-Truck: 'Please Keep Her in Your Thoughts'

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Independence Day: Resurgence actress Joey King took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal that her sister, Kelli, was hit by a semi-truck “while bicycling to work” on Tuesday morning.

“For those that dont know. My sister Kelli was in a terrible accident where she was hit by an 18 wheeler semi truck while bicycling to work yesterday morning,” King wrote in the post. “She’s in great hands and is on the road to recovery. I’m just unbelievably grateful that she’s alive. Please keep her in your thoughts.”

King’s other sister, Hunter, who starred as Summer Newman in The Young and the Restless, also posted on Instagram on Wednesday, writing “God was lookin out for you yesterday…Gotta hold the loved ones tight and be thankful for each day. Not even a semi truck can stop you.”

Kelli took a quick break from recovery to post a touching picture of herself and Hunter, with visible bruises on her face from the accident.

“Thank you for all the well wishes everyone! I am so thankful to be alive and on the road to recovery,” she wrote in the caption.

Kelli is also an actress, having previously appeared in Grey’s AnatomyAscension and A Boyfriend for Christmas.