Reactions to Lauren Scruggs Injury

By: Drew Bowling - December 6, 2011

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. 2 days ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto

Donate to the Lauren Scruggs Hope Fund at to 2 hours ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto

We are heavy hearted, asking you to join together to pray for lauren Scruggs. Injured In a plane accident and now in surgery. 2 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Just saw story on young model Lauren Scruggs. Accidentally walked into a plane’s spinning propeller. Critical, but fighting. Praying 4 u. 9 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

We still can’t believe the story about Lauren Scruggs, the model slashed by the airplane propeller: So sad (and scary!) 6 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

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. 25 minutes ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

Hoping for a speedy recovery for model & @LOLOmagazine blogger Lauren Scruggs, injured in a plane propeller accident: 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

sending good thoughts to @LaurenScruggs – she’s a creative and kind young woman and i hope she gets better soon! 8 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Lauren Scruggs Tragedy: Parents Speak Out After Model’s Propeller Accident – Yahoo! News via @YahooNews 13 minutes ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

PLease pray for my friend! God is performing miracles! Plano Woman Lauren Scruggs Hit by Plane Propeller: via @AddThis 1 day ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Anyone interested in making a donation to Scruggs’ recovery can find more information at her page on CaringBridge.

Drew Bowling

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  • Maverick

    No matter that I did not finish the training, because of a freak accident (at my second flight, the instructor sitting behind me lost control of the stick, and he was helping with accelerator, and rudder, I made an emergency landing with a crosswind at the 12th attempt), the rule of the thumb is, land, taxi, park, shut off engine and get out of the plane.

  • matthew harris

    only one unfortunate circumstance worse
    than what i decided to compose in rhyming verse
    to lauren scruggs which telepathic power i send
    as a hope to nurse

    severe injuries sustained by beautiful charm
    struck via churning helicopter blades doing harm
    necessitate extensive rehabilitation to altered
    state of self acceptance and adjusting to life
    with loss of an arm.

  • tzim

    Going in line with Maverick, though I am not a pilot, it does seem prudent for the pilot to turn off the engine which in turn would stop the propellers. Heck, we don’t leave a car running with a child in the car and walk away for a few minutes. Why? Because it is dangerous. Child endangerment. So was the lack of concern on the pilot’s part towards his passenger. He should lose his license at the very least.