Marathon bombing survivor hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in the Back Bay
A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing was hospitalized after she was hit by a car in the Back Bay on Saturday — mere blocks from where the terrorist attack happened in 2013.
Adrianne Haslet posted a photo of herself lying in a gurney and wearing a neck brace to her Instagram page Sunday along with the caption, “Struck by a car on Commonwealth Avenue, while on a crosswalk. Thrown into the air and landed, crushing the left side of my body. Yesterday. I’m completely broken. More surgery to come.”
According to Boston police, Haslet was hit near the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in the Back Bay at around 7:15 p.m.
“Officers spoke to the operator of the vehicle who stated that he was on Hereford Street, taking a left turn onto Commonwealth Ave. when he struck the pedestrian crossing the street,” police said.
The driver of the car told police that he did not see Haslet crossing when he made the turn both because it was dark and rainy and because she was also wearing dark clothing, police said.
Haslet was transported to a local hospital, and her injuries are not expected to be life-threatening, police said.
The operator was issued a citation for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, police said.
Haslet, a dancer, lost part of her leg after the bomb went off at the finish line, where she was watching the race. After her amputation, Haslet continued to dance, and even appeared on “Dancing With The Stars.”
Haslet describes herself as an advocate for amputee rights, keynote speaker, ballroom dancer, and blade runner on her Instagram profile.
She has posted on her social media pages that she has been training for this year’s Boston Marathon.