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:
Absolutely gutted and devestated for my beautiful friend Adrianne, please keep her in your thoughts ????????https://t.co/oJ3QZQ5ZUw
— Shalane Flanagan (@ShalaneFlanagan) January 7, 2019
Wth? This poor woman.. hope she’s ok
— Ali (@asdindiana) January 7, 2019
Man, she must be on the grim reapers list or something
— FB2S (@FB2S_Twitch) January 7, 2019
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.
Omg that is awful! Wishing her all the best on her recovery. ????
— Paula Doucette (@paulabelle1971) January 7, 2019
Jeez, she's been through so much! I pray for her! ????
— Eric Vai (@MaddanEric) January 7, 2019
Geez. Some people can’t catch a break. Get well soon!
— Liquid (@TheLiquidx) January 7, 2019
Just learned @AdrianneHaslet was hit by a car, you got this girl, you’ve got the whole city/state heck the world behind you. Not sure why you’re being tested like this, so many ????to you, you will overcome #adriannestrong https://t.co/fdLk8KlcpM
— Chrissie Boston???? (@chrissiemac24) January 7, 2019
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.
Dude was making a left turn in dark rainy weather…
I get that her clothing was dark, but how fast was he going to hit her with that much force???
Lawyer up driver, this is gonna cost you!
— Big Win (@BigWinInTx) January 7, 2019
misleading headline – not a crash, a driver hit her in a crosswalk.
— Dr. Anne Senecal (@commrhetprof) January 7, 2019
"Boston police say dark and rainy conditions may have been a contributing factor."
Or maybe an intersection of two one-way streets encourages dangerous, high-speed driving behavior? Comm Ave needs a redesign to remove this highway through the heart of the city
— Justin (@TheConspicuousJ) January 7, 2019
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.