Model Talking After Propeller Accident

Lauren Scruggs making progress, parents say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2011 5:44 AM CST
Model and fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs is being treated in a Dallas hospital.   (
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(Newser) – Lauren Scruggs, the model who suffered horrific injuries when she walked into the propeller of a small plane, is making good progress after undergoing several surgeries, her parents tell ABC. "She didn't speak right away," her father says. "I said 'Lauren will you say hi to Daddy,' and she goes, 'hi.' Later she told one of Cheryl's sisters that she loves her. It's so encouraging to us. She's really uncomfortable, as you can imagine."

The 23-year-old is facing a long recovery, her father says. "She's had a lot of trauma to her head, and she lost her left hand and her left eye is questionable. We're praying she'll regain her sight." She was injured after exiting the single-engine plane at a Dallas airport and investigators are investigating why the pilot allowed a passenger to deboard while a propeller was still turning.

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