Melissa Berkelhammer has met with misfortune after the NYC socialite came to have both her legs broken as she crossed York Avenue at 83rd Street on her way to a hair salon on May 29.
Told a source via page six: ‘Her shoe had flown over 200 feet,’
‘She was bloody and just in and out of consciousness. Three ambulances arrived and one took her to the hospital. She needed two blood transfusions and immediate surgery to save her life and her legs.’
A so called staple on the social circuit, (page six’s words) Berkelhammer has spent several weeks in New York-Presbyterian Hospital since the unfortunate incident.
Added a friend: ‘She is in pain and suffering from a bad infection,’
Continued the ‘friend’: ‘It’s awful. She had just completed an episode of a planned show called “Celebrity Buzz With Melissa,” and was scheduled to do an additional dozen episodes.’
The incident comes off the heels of what appeared to be a suicidal rant on Facebook in 2010 which at the time caused much alarm amongst friends and family and ‘society’ alike.
It is understood these days the aspiring socialite and pedigree Upper East side Harvard law graduate is a contributing writer for Avenue magazine
In the interim, taping of the upcoming reality show has been delayed for another month.
The driver involved has since had their license suspended. It is not clear if charges were laid.
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