From the news beat of Really Sad And Horrible Things, 23-year-old magazine editor Lauren Scruggs was severely injured on Saturday night when she de-boarded an airplane then turned to thank the pilot and inadvertently walked into the still-running propellers of the plane. Reports say that she suffered a severed left hand, lacerations to her face, a skull fracture and brain injury, and could still possibly lose her left eye.
Unbelievably, Scruggs survived. Since the accident, support has reverberated across the Internet with many taking to Twitter to express their sympathy as well as share information on how to contribute to what will assuredly be Scrugg’s absurdly high medical costs as she recovers from her injuries.
Dear friends, please pray for Lauren Scruggs of LOLO Magazine. She was in in a very serious accident last night and needs your prayers.
We are heavy hearted, asking you to join together to pray for lauren Scruggs. Injured In a plane accident and now in surgery.
Just saw story on young model Lauren Scruggs. Accidentally walked into a plane’s spinning propeller. Critical, but fighting. Praying 4 u.
http://t.co/WLGPzkfW So sad (and scary!)We still can’t believe the story about Lauren Scruggs, the model slashed by the airplane propeller:
A blonde model gets injured cause she walked into I propeller. You know if it was a fat chick, we wouldn’t even know about it.
Anyone interested in making a donation to Scruggs’ recovery can find more information at her page on CaringBridge.