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Truck driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus crash pleads guilty

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver charged in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has pleaded guilty to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Outside the court, Sidhu’s lawyer read a prepared statement, saying his client feels terrible and is very sorry.

“His position to me was, ‘I just want to plead guilty,'” said lawyer Mark Brayford.

“Mr. Sidhu advised me, ‘I don’t want to make things any worse.'”

The lawyer went on, stating that Sidhu is devastated by the grief he’s caused the families.

“He’s overwhelmed by the expressions of sympathy and kindness that some of the families and players have expressed to him, in spite of the fact that their grief is entirely his fault.”

Judge Inez Cardinal said sentencing is scheduled to begin Jan. 28 in Melfort and will likely take three to five days to complete, due to the number of victim impact statements expected to be entered. Security screenings will be in place for everyone entering the building. -CINEWS

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