Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet says she needs surgery after being hit by car in Back Bay
“I’m completely broken.”
A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is in the hospital after she says she was struck by a car while crossing Comm. Ave. in Back Bay on Saturday.
Adrianne Haslet shared a photo on Instagram of herself in a hospital bed, writing that she was in a crosswalk when she was hit.
“Thrown into the air and landed, crushing the left side of my body,” she wrote on Sunday. “Yesterday. I’m completely broken. More surgery to come.”
According to Boston police, a crash occurred on Saturday around 7:15 p.m. near 311 Comm. Ave. The driver remained at the scene and was cited for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
On Monday morning, Haslet gave an update to followers in her Instagram story.
“The outpouring of support has been amazing and I’m really scared and heading into my next surgery,” she said. “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,” she added. “I’m really scared, but I think I’m in good hands.”
Haslet, a ballroom dancer, was one of the 17 people who lost a limb in the 2013 attacks. She has since continued to dance and run, appearing on “Dancing with the Stars“ and crossing the finish line of the 2016 Boston Marathon as a runner. She ran the race again in 2018, but the soaking rain and cold prevented her from finishing.
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. Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional. I trained hard. I ran harder. I held a steady third overall and second female in my division. I saw heartbreakers cheering for me. The crowds were reppin and dedicated. My heart swelling with pride. The wind and freezing rain were brutal and eventually my demise. I felt good and holding my place without a runner in sight when I noticed my arms weren’t moving. I tried to move them and it didn’t happen. Then my legs went numb, and I started convulsing. I tried to warm up with three very kind medical volunteers cuddling me but to no avail. My body gave up as I bawled my eyes out in the agony of defeat. I have been sitting in my pity party for a few hours. Thanks to fellow heartbreakers reaching out, coach, friends, my parents, and an especially impactful call from dear friend @diananyad (love you to pieces) to remind me of all the training and hard work I’ve done. I’m not defeated. I said I’d give this race everything I’ve got, and I did. My mind lasted longer than my body, yet my heart NEVER quit. I’ve done Boston before. Today wasn’t my day. I’ll be back. . . . . Photo cred Heartbreaker 📷 @bsatherton Thank you for cheering! #goaldigger #bostonstrong #adriannestrong @fillauerallproallstars Athlete
In recent days and months, Haslet has shared photos on Instagram of herself in running gear around Boston, indicating that she planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon.
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We have the home court advantage in Boston. Running these newton hills is no joke, but with the right training and the right team, it can be fun. Thank god because out through Wellesley and back to mile 20 this morning was tough! First time running these hills since April. I remember the end of my training last season thinking, “well heartbreak hill isn’t that tough anymore!” I can’t wait to get there again. Doing the work will only make me stronger. Boston Marathon 2019 day 33, long run, done, son! #bladerunner #heartbreakersrun