A woman recognised for having the world's longest fingernails has broken them in a car accident.
Lee Redmond, whose fingernails had measured approximately 8.5 metres in total, was hospitalised after being thrown from a car during a crash in Salt Lake City, Utah, the county sheriff's department said.
She is reported to have sustained serious injuries in the accident.
Redmond's fingernails, which had not been cut in 30 years, were listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2006.
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