Lauren Scruggs Severely Injured in Plane Propeller Accident

Lauren Scruggs Hand Severed, Face Slashed by Plane Propeller
Lauren Scruggs

updated 12/05/2011 at 04:20 PM EST

originally published 12/05/2011 05:30PM

Lauren Scruggs, a fashion model and blogger who had worked in the wardrobe department of Gossip Girl, lost her left hand and suffered severe facial injuries after she accidentally walked into a spinning airplane propeller in Texas on Saturday.

Scruggs, 23, who runs the fashion blog LOLO, was climbing out of a two-seater plane at a private airport in McKinney, Texas when the accident happened, according to Fox 4 News in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Scruggs had been flying around the state to look at Christmas lights. Her hand was later amputated by surgeons and the FAA is investigating the accident, according to Fox 4 News.





She also sustained severe head and shoulder injuries during the mishap, according to a family spokesperson who posted on the website Caring Bridge.

"After exiting a propeller plane, an accident occurred where she walked into the front of the prop," the post reads. "Struck on the left side of her body, Lauren's hand, head, and shoulder area were hit."

An update on the site Monday afternoon said Scruggs was recovering from multiple emergency operations.

"Lauren's surgery went very well this morning," according to the statement. "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."

A video of Scruggs interviewing Kellan Lutz appears below.



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