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8 Jan, 2019 21:05

Dancer who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombing hit by car while training for ANOTHER marathon

Dancer who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombing hit by car while training for ANOTHER marathon

Adrianne Haslet, a ballroom dancer who lost her leg in the 2013 terrorist attack, and rose to fame for her never-say-die attitude, asked “haven’t I been through enough?” after suffering injuries requiring multiple new surgeries.

“Struck by a car on Commonwealth Avenue [in Boston], while on a crosswalk,” Haslet, 38, wrote on her Instagram, next to a picture of herself on a hospital bed, in a neck brace, with multiple drips attached.

“Thrown into the air and landed, crushing the left side of my body… I’m completely broken. More surgery to come.”

Haslet was just a spectator at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the pressure cooker bomb blew off her leg below the knee in April 2013, one of nineteen people to lose a limb, alongside the three who died.

Within months she became the face of the survivors, even fulfilling her dream of dancing again on stage with a custom-made prosthetic limb, and featuring in the US TV show Dancing with the Stars.

In recent years, she had taken up running, and was training for a marathon, when she was mowed down at around 7 p.m. on Saturday night. The driver, who has not been named, stopped at the scene and told police that it was dark and raining, and that Haslet was wearing dark-colored clothes herself.

On Tuesday, Haslet said that she had undergone a second round of post-accident surgery that took over eight hours, and did not yet know about a potential “path to mobility.”

“I’m still in disbelief. How does this even happen? Haven’t I been through enough?” she asked through Instagram.

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