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Woman Maimed by Propeller Refuses Settlement Offer

March 27, 2012

A Texas woman who was hit by a rotating airplane propeller while on the runway of a Dallas airport refused an insurance company’s settlement offer this week, instead choosing to filing suit against the insurer.

Professional model Lauren Scruggs, 23, lost a hand and an eye in the accident. She filed a lawsuit in Dallas County Court against Aggressive Insurance Services, the insurer of pilot Curt Richmond.

Scruggs was on the airport’s tarmac when she was struck by the spinning propellers of Richmond’s plane, which was returning from a tour of Christmas light displays in the Dallas area.

Richmond’s insurer had offered Scruggs a $200,000 settlement, which she rejected.

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