Sentencing hearing on for Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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Over 90 victim impact statements continue at a Saskatchewan courtroom for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu.

Sidhu, 30 who pleaded guilty to 29 charges of dangerous driving in the April 6, 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash that left 16 people dead and 13 others injured wore a suit and a pained expression as he sat in the courtroom listening to it all.

Some of those who read their impact statement forgave him, others were not so forgiving.

There seemed to be a consensus that by pleading guilty, Sidhu spared the families the pain of going through an emotionally draining trial.

Sidhu faces a maximum sentence of 14 years for each count of dangerous driving causing death and 10 years for dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Many in the courtroom would like to hear Sidhu’s version of events and most importantly what caused him to run a stop sign.

An agreed statement of facts found Sidhu ran an oversized stop sign with a flashing red light.

The report also found Sidhu had 70 violations of federal and provincial trucking regulations and inspection rules and would have been suspended for 72 hours if he had been stopped.

It’s expected Sidhu will get the chance to address the court. -CINEWS

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