Dancer who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombing hit by auto

Blanche Robertson
January 9, 2019

A dancer who lost part of her leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was hit by a vehicle over the weekend - and said she was left "completely broken". Police said Sunday that Haslet's injuries weren't considered life-threatening.

Officials say the driver, who remained at the scene, had failed to stop on a marked crossing. Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet posted on social media that she was struck while in a crosswalk in the city's Back Bay neighborhood on Saturday night.

The Boston Globe reports that the driver of the auto told police he had not seen Haslet crossing the street because it was raining and she was wearing dark clothing.

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 said in the post, which revealed she needed surgery.

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She added that she was "completely broken".

In a tragic coincidence, the site of the crash would have been mere blocks from the marathon finish line, where Haslet was badly injured in the explosion in 2013 and lost part of her left leg.

Three people died and more than 200 were injured in the attack using bombs made from homemade pressure cookers.

In 2016 she was one of two amputee survivors who returned to run the marathon. "I want my life to be defined by how I live it", she said.

On Monday morning, Haslet gave an update to followers in her Instagram story. "I'm really scared but think I'm in good hands".

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