Teen Volleyball Player Files Lawsuit Against City of St. Louis and Drivers Involved in Car Crash Resulting in Loss of Legs
Janae Edmonson, a teenage volleyball player from Tennessee, has initiated legal proceedings by filing a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and two drivers involved in a severe car crash that resulted in the amputation of both her legs. The lawsuit, obtained by CBS affiliate KMOV, was filed on Tuesday on behalf of Edmonson.
The primary focus of the lawsuit is on the driver believed to be responsible for the accident, Daniel Riley. Shockingly, Riley was out on bond for a robbery charge at the time of the crash, despite having numerous bond violations. This revelation has sparked public outrage and raised concerns about the functionality of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office, as it is believed that dysfunction within the office may have enabled Riley to remain free. In response to the incident, Gardner resigned from her position in May, following efforts by Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to remove her from office.
Although Gardner is not specifically named as a defendant in the lawsuit, her attorney, Kevin Carnie, stated that they are considering the possibility, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The lawsuit seeks to hold accountable all parties involved in the accident, including the city of St. Louis and the drivers, for the injuries and trauma suffered by Janae Edmonson as a result of the crash.
The legal proceedings will shed further light on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the alleged negligence or misconduct on the part of the individuals and entities involved. Janae Edmonson and her legal representatives aim to seek justice and appropriate compensation for the life-altering consequences she has endured due to the car crash.