Model Walks Into Propeller, Loses Hand

LOLO blogger Lauren Scruggs, 23, severely injured in accident
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2011 11:23 PM CST
Updated Dec 6, 2011 3:05 AM CST
Blogger Model Walks Into Propeller, Loses Hand
Lauren Scruggs talks with Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford about LOLO.com.   (LOLOmagazine)

(Newser) – A young blogger and model returning from an aerial Christmas-lights tour walked into the small plane's propeller, which severely slashed her face, arm, and hand. Lauren Scruggs' left hand was amputated at a local Dallas hospital, and the 23-year-old model has undergone several other surgeries since the accident. Scruggs appears to be responding to voice commands, but doctor aren't yet sure of the possible extent of brain damage, reports ABC News. It's unclear how the accident occurred. The FAA is investigating.

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"We’re thinking the plane landed and they were picking up the next passengers,” said a family spokeswoman. “It was dark and we think she probably turned around to thank the pilot.” Scruggs was not drinking at the time of the incident. She has appeared in several publications and runs the fashion blog LOLO. She has also worked in the wardrobe department of Gossip Girl. (Read more Lauren Scruggs stories.)

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