The man who is responsible for the death of 16 Humboldt Broncos players has met legal justice. Thankfully there won't be a need for a drawn-out trial in this terrible saga.
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty on 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm when he crashed his semi-trailer into the Humboldt Broncos bus.
Scott Thomas, the father of Evan Thomas spoke outside court. He said the guilty plea to him is justice. The semi-driver’s acknowledgement that he caused the crash with the Bronco’s bus was important. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to all 29 charges. @CTVNews— Jill Macyshon (@JillMacyshonCTV) January 8, 2019
Hopefully, all those who are affected will get some closure as the driver receives his rightful punishment.
Sidhu never intended on making a fight in court. He planned to plead guilty on all counts and will face his due time. He took responsibility for his actions and spared the families he's already hurt from appearing in court to rehash and recall the tragedy.
Scott Thomas, the father of Humboldt Broncos crash victim Evan Thomas, says Jaskirat Singh Sidhu's guilty plea brings him closure, and it was "all he needed to hear."— CTV News (@CTVNews) January 8, 2019
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For some Humboldt Broncos families, hearing the guilty plea is a massive relief.
Sidhu's sentencing will begin later this month on Jan. 28. It's unclear how much time he will receive in prison but it should be a significant. The maximum amount of time for dangerous driving causing death is 14 years on each count, while the max time for dangerous driving and causing bodily harm is 10 years for each count.