Forgiveness is the way to move on

Approximately ten months ago a scary crash happened in Saskatchewan, experts believe it was not an accident. On April 6 last year 16 people were killed and 13 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.

An emotional sentencing hearing for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash laid bare the unrelenting pain of family members who lost loved ones in the sudden tragedy. There were heartbreaking accounts of grief and anger and calls for the maximum prison time possible.

But there were also glimmers of compassion, as some including widow Christina Haugan pledged forgiveness and peace. As difficult as it may be, experts say the ability to forgive can be key to emerging from such a traumatic event.

“Forgiveness is kind of an inner quality of letting go of bitterness, reclaiming one’s own life and not having this negative, hostile overlay around a situation,” said Fred Luskin, author of the book Forgive For Good and a clinical psychologist who specializes in researching the concept of forgiveness at California’s Stanford University.

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 27th.

The driver of the truck involved in the devastating Humboldt Broncos crash, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, has pleaded guilty to all 29 charges against him. Ryan Kessler reports.

“I plead guilty, your honor,” Jaskirat Singh Sidhu told a judge in a Melfort, Saskatchewan courtroom Tuesday morning, January 8th.

t 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.

Such tragedy can never go away with time or be forgotten, the families of those who are not with us anymore will never forget and will never get over their loss, the hope is that with the hearing over and with the help of time, they might find some kind of closer and peace, and keep the memory of their loved ones, who left this world early. Our sincere condolences to those who suffered such great loss.

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