Lee Redmond, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails, lost them in a car crash this past Tuesday. Redmond had serious but non-life-threatening injuries from the accident.
Redmond's nails, which hadn't been cut since 1979, were broken in the crash. According to the Guinness Web site, her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.Link
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Don Hutson says Redmond was ejected from an SUV in the crash and taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Redmond has been featured on TV in episodes of Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe It or Not.