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Crown requests 10 years for Humbolt Broncos crash truck driver

Jaskirat Singh drove the semi-trailer into the Humbolt Broncos team bus.



Eli Ridder | Report

Crown prosecutor Thomas Healey requested a sentence of 10 years in jail for Jaskirat Singh on Thursday, who drove the semi-trailer that slammed into a bus carrying the Humbolt Broncos hockey team last year, killing 16 and injuring 13.

Link: Humbolt Bus Crash

Sidhu pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving causing death and bodily injury earlier in January, and the Crown is aiming for him to serve each count concurrently over a decade, with an additional 10 years driving prohibition.

Healey drew the situation of the crash, explaining that there were four signs before Sidhu would have reached the crash site, including one that was a large flashing stop sign, along with a vehicle parked on the other side of the intersection.

“How do you miss all those signs? How is that possible?” the prosecutor asked, according to reports from the courtroom, adding that “all he had to do was stop. Just stop. And we wouldn’t be here today.”

Lawyers for the Crown and defence launched their final arguments in a Saskatchewan courtroom.

“I take full responsibility for what has happened. It happened because of my lack of experience,” Sidhu told the court as the victims’ families and friends cried, looked down or stared at him, reported CBC.

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