Driver severed 17-year-old volleyball player’s legs in a crash. NOW, she is on 29 surgeries


Driver crashed into a 17-year-old girl, Janae Edmondson, and pinned her in between two vehicles. Now he was found guilty on Thursday, per St. Louis’ Circuit Attorney Gabriel E. Gore’s Friday press conference.

Daniel Riley, 22, was convicted of second-degree assault, armed criminal action, fourth-degree assault and driving without a valid license, EmmanuelsBlog has learned.

Court Ruling

The jury recommended that Riley serve an 18-year and nine-month prison sentence. He will be sentenced on April 18.

Prior to the February 2023 accident, Riley was out on bond after he was a suspect in an armed robbery, although he had violated the conditions of his release more than 40 times.

Following the crash, Edmondson had both of her legs amputated. Riley hit her with the 2023 Audi Q5 after he ran through a yield sign at 11th and St. Charles in St. Louis, Mo.

How The Crash Happened

The teenage girl was visiting from Tennessee for a volleyball tournament when the crash occurred.

Edmondson and her family were walking to a hotel when Riley’s car struck her.

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Victim Impact Statement

The teenager’s father, a veteran, shared during the trial that he created a tourniquet with his belt when he saw her severed legs and before the ambulance arrived.

She explained during the trial that while in the emergency vehicle, she was talking to her parents. ‘I was talking to them and saying, ‘’My mom said don’t close my eyes. I have to stay awake,’’ and I was just sitting there, looking up, repeating that to myself,’ recalled the teenager.

She was then rushed to a nearby hospital with her parents, James and Francine Edmondson, at her side, per the GoFundMe description. 

She suffered internal injuries and a fractured pelvis. Since the crash, Edmondson received 29 surgeries, 23 of which occurred two weeks after the accident. She is expected to have more surgeries in the future.

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