HAMILTON, Ont. – A Buffalo Bills fan from Hamilton who was hit by a taxi outside Ralph Wilson Stadium on Nov. 15 died just before midnight Sunday in Hamilton General Hospital.
Robert Sitter, 31, suffered head trauma, a fractured jaw and broken ribs when he was struck while running across Southwestern Boulevard with a friend at the end of the Bills-Miami Dolphins game. He was in a medically-induced coma in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, for more than a month.
Sitter, a pool company employee and father of a 16-month-old girl, had regained consciousness, but was unable to speak, his family reported. He was transferred to Hamilton just before Christmas after a trust fund was established to pay for his mounting medical bills, which were not covered by Canadian health insurance.
Sitter, who had attended many previous Bills games without incident, had not purchased traveler’s insurance. A Canadian ambulance company transported him without charge.