Dancer Who Lost Leg In Boston Marathon Bombing Now Needs Surgery After Getting Hit By A Car

A survivor of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon is in the hospital after being injured in a car crash. She was struck by a car on Saturday while trying to cross the street.

Adrianne Haslet shared a photo on her Instagram showing herself in a hospital bed.

Many people on social media sent their well wishes:

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She writes that she was struck by a car while in the crosswalk. She was thrown in the air and is “completely broken.” Haslet was crossing Commonwealth Ave. in Boston Saturday night. A driver hit her in the crosswalk.

Fans have been showing their support.

Boston Police do show a crash occurred Saturday night around 7:15 pm, though they wouldn’t confirm who the pedestrian was. The driver remained on the scene and was cited for failing to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. He claims he didn’t see the pedestrian because of the dark rainy weather and dark clothing they were wearing.

Monday morning, Haslet updated everyone in her Instagram story, saying:

“The outpouring of support has been amazing and I’m really scared and heading into my next surgery. I don’t know how many more there will be.

“I can feel your love and support and I just want to say thank you. I’m really scared, but I think I’m in good hands.”

 

Haslet is a ballroom dancer who lost one of her feet in the 2013 bombing. Since then, she’s become an advocate for amputee rights while continuing to run and dance.

She has appeared in a TED talk and performed on Dancing with the Stars a year after the attack. In 2016, Haslet was one of two amputees who returned to the Boston Marathon. She finished the whole 26.2-mile course, despite unexpected swelling in her leg.

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