The driver of the truck involved in the fatal Humboldt bus crash last April pleaded guilty to all 29 counts related to it on Tuesday. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu appeared in court (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and pleaded guilty to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, and 13 counts causing bodily harm.
Sentencing will begin Jan 28. Sidhu faces maximum sentences of 14 years for dangerous driving causing death and 10 years for dangerous driving causing bodily harm. There will be no trial. Sentencing is set for Jan 28th. Sidhu is looking at a max sentence of 14 years for dangerous driving resulting in death and 10 years for causing bodily harm. 24 years.
On April 6, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos — a junior hockey team of 16-to-21-year-olds — were en route to a playoff game when their bus collided with Sidhu’s truck, which was carrying peat moss. Sixteen people — including 10 players and the team’s head coach — were killed and another 13 players were injured.