Lauren Scruggs loses hand walking too close to airplane propeller
UPI News Service, 12/05/2011
Lauren Scruggs lost her left hand when the fashion model and blogger walked too close to an airplane propeller in Texas, her representatives said Monday.
People.com reported Scruggs, 23, suffered severe head and shoulder injuries, as well as, when her hand was severed in Saturday's mishap at a private airport in McKinney.
She had climbed out of a two-seat plane after a flight to look at Christmas lights, People.com said.
A family representative posted a statement on the Web site Caring Bridge Monday, saying Scruggs was recovering from multiple surgeries.
"Lauren's surgery went very well this morning," the message said.
"She is now resting in ICU with the family. She is able to open her right eye to see while her left eye is still bandaged. Please continue to pray for the vision of her left eye, as we will not know the status of her sight for some time."
Scruggs had worked in the wardrobe department of the TV show "Gossip Girl" and runs the fashion blog LOLO.