Quinnipiac senior struck in South Lot parking lot, sustained minor injuries

Quinnipiac senior struck in South Lot parking lot, sustained minor injuries

Samantha Moore

by Sami Moore

At around 2:50 p.m., senior Lauren Beardsley was struck by a car in the South Lot parking lot while walking towards the student center for a meeting.

The nursing major was struck by a young male driver, whose car knocked her to the ground. Beardsley is the Panhellenic President, which is the governing body of the sororities at Quinnipiac.

“I was just so shocked,” Beardsley said. Because of this, she did not asking the driver as many questions as she wished she did, and could not recognize the driver when asked. Beardsley sustained minor injuries, including a scrape on her ankle and a bruise on her arm. She believes it was her backpack full of nursing textbooks that helped cushion her fall. “I know I am just so lucky to be walking away from being hit by a car. If it wasn’t for so many books in my backpack, I don’t know what would have happened,” she explained. “I don’t want to think about it.” Beardsley signed a “refusal to transport” form after the incident and continued to go to her meeting. The Quinnipiac Chroincle reported that public safety was given the driver’s licence plate number by Darnita Torres, a shuttle driver who had witnessed the accident. After witnessing the accident, Torres saw the driver pick up a student near the residence halls and drive through security to exit the campus. “I just can’t express how thankful for everyone’s love and support,” Beardsley said about the entire incident.