Police: Quincy University student struck by car

Posted: Jan. 8, 2013 6:48 am Updated: Jan. 22, 2013 7:15 am

A Quincy University student from Elk Grove was seriously injured Monday night in front of Garner Hall when she was struck by a car while she was crossing Chestnut near 18th Street.

Shannon L. Peters, 19, was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital for treatment of head and other injuries. She is in critical condition, according to police.

Peters was crossing Chestnut, about 350 feet east of 18th Street, about 6:30 p.m. when she was struck by a westbound 1999 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Joyce Riggs, 71, of Quincy, according to the Quincy Police Department

No citations have been issued and the incident remains under investigation.

"Our hearts go out to Shannon and her family at this most difficult time. We will continue to keep them foremost in our prayers," QU President Robert Gervasi said in a press release.

Tiffany Nolan, vice president for student affairs, is encouraging students who need assistance to visit the Counseling Center on the ground floor of Friars Hall. The center can be reached by dialing extension 3785.