TRUCK DRIVER IN HUMBOLDT CRASH ADDRESSES SENTENCING HEARING
Jan 31, 2019
By Bob Komsic
The driver of the truck, that collided with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus last April, told families and friends of the 16 killed and 13 injured that he was sorry during the final day of his sentencing hearing.
As Jaskirat Singh Sidhu spoke the victims’ families and friends cried, looked down or stared at him.
”I take full responsibility for what has happened. It happened because of my lack of experience. I can’t imagine what you are going through, what you’ve been through. I have taken the most valuable things of your life. I will be so so so so so sorry from this day.”
The Crown is asking for a 10-year prison sentence, to be followed by a 10-year driving ban with the penalty for each of the 29 counts to be served concurrently.
Speaking outside the court, prosecutor Thomas Healey said the judge will have a hard time finding an appropriate sentence since there’s no precedent in Canada for a case such as this.