Thursday, February 12, 2009

DNews: She Broke a Nail!

Well, all of them, at least.

But, when that's what you're famous for, it's a big deal:

A Salt Lake woman who was the current Guinness Book of World Records holder for having the longest fingernails, was injured in an accident Tuesday.

The injuries to Lee Redmond were serious but not life threatening, according to police. Her fingernails, however, were broken off in the crash, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Redmond gained notoriety for her fingernails, which were approximately 33 inches long and had not been cut since 1979. She has been featured on TV in episodes of "Guinness Book of World Records" and "Ripley's Believe It or Not."

On Tuesday, the SUV Redmond was a passenger in, hit the side of another vehicle in the intersection of 2300 East and 6200 South about 1:30 p.m., said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Don Hutson. The impact of that collision caused the second vehicle to hit a third vehicle, and propel the SUV onto the sidewalk, through a chain-link fence and back onto the road where it hit a fourth vehicle, Hutson said.

Redmond, who was in the passenger seat, was ejected from the SUV. The man driving the vehicle was pinned and suffered a broken ankle. Both were transported to area hospitals, she in serious condition and the driver in critical condition, Hutson said.

1 comment:

Misty Fowler said...

I think I worked with her like 8 or 10 years ago. I recall her nails totally grossing me out. Ewwww!