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Mother hit by car in St. Paul dies 9 months later

She was still recovering from her injuries when she died.
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A mother hit by a car in St. Paul in September died this week.

The family of 52-year-old Joy Hundley say that she passed away on Monday, and her funeral will be held this coming Monday at Hosanna! Church in Lakeville.

Her death comes almost nine months after she was hit by a car as she was crossing the road at Robert Street and Fillmore Street in St. Paul on Sept. 28.

She had left work at Comcast and was walking to the bus stop at around 10 p.m. when she was hit by the car, according to her Caring Bridge page, suffering severe head injuries.

She required surgery at Regions Hospital after sustaining a subdural hematoma, fractured eye socket and multiple minor skull fractures.

The mother-of-four girls was on life support in a medically induced coma for a period of time.

In a post in December, her daughter Megan Medved wrote that her recovery time could take anywhere between 1-2 years, and admitted that she may never fully recover.

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"Mom can talk, but does lack memory, muscle memory, motor functions and some essential functions," she wrote.

The driver of the car, Gary Schmalz, was sentenced to five years probation and 30 additional days in jail in February, after admitting two counts of criminal vehicular operation, the Pioneer Press reported at the time.

Now that she's died, her daughters told KSTP that Schmalz should face further charges for the incident.

But the Ramsey County Attorney's Office told the TV station he won't face any further charges, since he's already been sentenced.

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