Truck driver in fatal Humboldt crash sentenced to 8 years in prison

first_imgThe truck driver involved in the fatal bus crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in April 2018 that killed 16 people and injured 13 was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison.Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 30, pleaded guilty in January to all 29 charges against him – 16 counts of dangerous operation of motorized vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury. Driver in Humboldt Broncos fatal bus crash pleads guilty Related News The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team was bound for a playoff game on April 6 when the bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan between Nipawin and Tisdale. Sidhu was not hurt.In announcing Sidhu’s sentence, provincial court Judge Inez Cardinal said (per Global News), “Somehow, we must stop the carnage on our highways Attention to the road matters.”center_img Humboldt hockey team back in playoffs 11 months after deadly bus crash Cardinal noted that Sidhu had a clear view of the intersection yet failed to see five signs or the bus.“It is baffling, and incomprehensible, that a professional driver, even one with little experience, could miss so many markers over such a long distance,” she wrote in her decision.Read the judge’s full sentencing decision for the truck driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash https://t.co/XVHlnDhYzZ pic.twitter.com/VgOPOCufwg— CBC Canadian News (@CBCCanada) March 22, 2019In a statement (per ESPN), Humboldt Broncos president Jamie Brockman said, “This past year has been extremely difficult. Having this legal matter settled and the sentencing complete is a big step in the healing process for the survivors, grieving families, our organization and the community of Humboldt and surrounding area. The sentence is subject to varying opinions but what is important is that Mr. Sidhu plead guilty, has shown remorse and has remained accountable for his careless actions.”last_img

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