Humboldt Broncos memorial

A little over seven months ago a scary crash happened in Saskatchewan, experts believe it was not an accident. On April 6, 2018, sixteen people were killed and thirteen injured when a westbound semi-trailer truck struck a northbound coach bus near Armley, Saskatchewan, Canada. The semi-trailer had failed to yield at a flashing stop sign at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu faces 16 charges of dangerous driving causing death and 13 charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. He was not present in provincial court on November 27.

Adam Herold, who was 16, was the youngest person killed in the crash. Adam’s father, Russ Herold, was among the first people calling for action. The RCMP investigated the cause of the crash and made safety recommendations when the work was completed.

It was a big scale tragedy, many government agencies were involved in the investigation, and they were working on few key points. First, to understand what happened that led to this crash, why that happened and second, who is responsible and how to fix the issue to prevent such incidents in the future.

The truck driver charged in connection to the Humboldt Broncos fatal bus crash, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, made his first court appearance on Tuesday, July 10th, attended by some families of the hockey team, and was released on a $1,000 bail, he will be back in court on October 23.

And now the new information surfaced, Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason announced charges against the owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. On Wednesday, October 10th Mason said Wednesday that Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking faces charges of non-compliance with various federal and provincial safety regulations.

Jamie Brockman said those discussions can begin now that a safety review is complete of the rural intersection where the crash happened.

The consulting firm doing the review suggested the current memorial – some handmade crosses and a large collection of mementos left by people who have visited the site – be moved to a safer location because of the high volume of visitors. The committee is made up of family members, team board representatives and people in the community.

It was a great tragedy that took many lives of bright young people, the memorial will bring some closure to families and friends of those who are lost and will also keep the memory about them and what happened at this place.

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