Emmerdale spoilers: A tragic accident leaves one villager DEAD

Jimmy loses control in Emmerdale

Stressed-out Jimmy loses control of his truck, with devastating consequences...

A huge truck crash causes havoc in the village in Thursday's hour-long episode of Emmerdale on ITV from 7pm (see our TV Guide for full listings).

Mandy and Paul's doomed wedding day continues tonight as weeks of secrets and lies continue to unravel.

Liv confronts Paul in the wedding barn, determined to get to the bottom of what has been happening to Vinny.

But is she putting herself in more danger than she realises?

Liv confronts Paul in Emmerdale

Paul's lies are starting to unravel now Liv knows the truth (Picture: ITV)

Meanwhile, Emmerdale's week of flash-forwards continues as one of the three village residents left fighting for their lives in hospital meets an untimely end.

But as the doctor records a time of death for one of the villagers, will the other two manage to pull through?

Liv confronts Paul in Emmerdale

Liv confronts Paul at the wedding barn, but is she putting herself in grave danger? (Picture: ITV)

Tonight's Emmerdale will show how the tragic accident that leaves one villager dead unfolds, and it all starts with Jimmy.

With Juliette single-handedly sabotaging his business, Jimmy's finances are looking dire.

To make some quick cash, desperate Nicola accepts a job with Mack... knowing that it's likely to all be above board.

Mandy is ready for the wedding, but has no idea what is happening at the wedding barn (Picture: ITV)

Mandy is ready for the wedding, but has no idea what is happening at the wedding barn (Picture: ITV)

However, when Mack calls Jimmy tonight and tells him that Nicola has got herself into trouble with Juliette's private investigator, Jimmy panics.

To make matters worse, he then gets a call from Amy who innocently asks if Juliette is okay to take the kids.

Stressed out and under pressure, Jimmy races back to the village. But with thoughts of Juliette and Nicola going round in his head, he is distracted.

Jimmy loses control in Emmerdale

Jimmy loses control of the truck, causing a horrific crash (Picture: ITV)

As Jimmy struggles to keep his eyes on the road, he suddenly starts to struggle to breathe.

Rounding a corner, Jimmy is temporarily blinded by the low sun on the road, and he loses control of the truck.

Struggling to regain control of the enormous vehicle, Jimmy starts to panic and braces himself for impact.

But where will the truck crash?

Will anyone make it out of the wreckage alive?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

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