UPDATE: Woman remains hospitalized after being hit by car

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | 9:33 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The woman in a motorized wheelchair who was hit by a car Monday remained in critical condition in the ICU at University Hospital as of Tuesday morning. 

Janet E. Barnes, 83, whose name was released Tuesday, was hit by a Honda Civic going north on College Avenue Monday near Stephens College. 

The driver, Lea A. Wood, 24, did not report any personal injuries. 

Impairment due to alcohol or drugs and excessive speed are not considered to be factors in the collision, according to a news release from Columbia police. 

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Joy Mayer April 24, 2012 | 2:57 p.m.

We're working on a longer story about Janet Barnes, and I want to share some of the research we've done so far.

She has set a world record as the longest-living quadriplegic:

We wrote a story about her way back in 2003 (apologies -- our system has changed and the photos aren't still displaying):

Her daughter is updating her progress on this website:

Joy Mayer,
Columbia Missourian

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