Volleyball Player Hit by Car and Loses Both Legs


At 8:40 p.m on Saturday, February 18, Janae Edmondson was hit by car while she was at the President’s Day Classic Tournament at the America’s Center in St. Louis. She played for Middle Tennessee Volleyball Club and had committed to play volleyball in college. An Audi ran a yield sign and hit a Malibu. The Malibu went airborne and pinned Edmondson between it and a parked car. This resulted in her legs being amputated. Edmondsons coach, Jeff Wismer, said, “The road in front of Janae is tough. There’s going to be a lot of challenges ahead, financial challenges, emotional challenges, we’re hoping that our community can embrace this family as she goes through this unique time in her life that you can never imagine. This is an unthinkable situation that she has to encounter right now.” Janae was hit by 21 year old Daniel Riley. He was also taken to the hospital, but had very minor injuries. Riley was arrested for three counts of assault, armed criminal action, and operating a vehicle without a valid license. When the crash occurred, he was driving 45 mph, which was 20 mph over the speed limit. He is also on bond for pending armed robbery and armed criminal action. He had GPS monitoring and was on house arrest, but he had many GPS violations. Scoot McQueen, who hosted the tournament said, “I think everybody wants to hug their parents and hug their kids and be a little bit tighter with them because you never know when something like this can happen. But again, we have a great volleyball community here, and everybody is banding together and really supporting Middle Tennessee.”

There has been a Go Fund Me created to help the family with medical bills. If you would like to support them, use this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pray-for-janae?member=25195387&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_content=undefined&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer&utm_term=undefined


Source: https://www.kktv.com/2023/02/21/teen-volleyball-player-loses-both-legs-after-getting-hit-by-car/

Source: https://www.wpri.com/news/national/teen-has-both-legs-amputated-after-being-hit-by-car-at-missouri-volleyball-tournament/