Calgary man struck on sidewalk in Arizona collision dies: family
A Calgary man critically injured when he and his wife were involved in a fatal crash while on vacation in Arizona has died, family told Global News.
Ron and Patti Lou Doornbos were vacationing in the Phoenix area when they were hit by an SUV as they waited to cross the street.
A second couple from Iowa was killed when they were struck by the same SUV.
Patti Lou, who went by the name “Lou,” was killed in the crash.
Ron was air-lifted to the Foothills hospital in Calgary with serious injuries including a broken leg, broken jaw and broken sternum, family said at the time.
He underwent extensive surgeries and was in a coma.
On Tuesday, family confirmed Ron died in Calgary.
“He was the most incredible, social, loving, caring extrovert,” his daughter Danielle said. “He had a massive social circle and close family and he’ll be missed by all of us, everyone.”
Danielle said her father was one of the founders of the Harvest Half Marathon that started in Calgary nearly two decades ago.
The family is still in the midst of planning celebration of life plans for Ron.
Both Ron and Lou were known for their selflessness as longtime volunteers in the Calgary community.
Lou is being recognized for her volunteerism later this month at the University of Calgary, her sister said.
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