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CanadaMany possible reasons for guilty plea in Humboldt Broncos crash, prof says

20:55  09 january  2019
20:55  09 january  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Learn more . You're viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below. Mark Brayford, the lawyer of Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, spoke outside a Melfort, Sask. courtroom Tuesday morning after his client plead guilty to all charges in the Humboldt bus crash , saying Sidhu didn't

The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game when their bus and Jaskirat Sidhu's rig collided. — The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey Brayford, who recently took on the case, said more evidence still needs to be handed over to the

Many possible reasons for guilty plea in Humboldt Broncos crash, prof says © University of Ottawa University of Ottawa professor Jennifer Quaid said there are many possible reasons the semi driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash pleaded guilty Tuesday.

There are many possible reasons that could explain why the semi driver in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash pleaded guilty in court Tuesday, according to a legal expert.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was charged with multiple counts of dangerous driving after 16 people were killed and 13 others injured in April 2018. He pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday in Melfort provincial court.

Sidhu's lawyer, Mark Brayford, said Sidhu knows he was wrong and wants to save victim's families the pain of a trial.

Semi-truck driver pleads guilty in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Semi-truck driver pleads guilty in Humboldt Broncos bus crash The man charged in a fatal highway crash between a semi-trailer truck and the Humboldt Broncos team bus has pleaded guilty. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu made a brief appearance Tuesday morning in provincial court in Melfort, Sask. Sidhu pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. On April 6, 2018, Sidhu's truck collided with the Humboldt Broncos tour bus while the team was travelling to a playoff game in Nipawin, Sask. Sixteen people died and 13 were injured in the crash. The crash happened at the intersection of two busy highways.

Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty . Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:42AM Sidhu's lawyer, Mark Brayford, said more evidence is still to be handed over to the defence, but his client wanted to plead guilty to avoid further delay.

Scott Thomas, who lost his son Evan in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash , said he felt closure after Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to all counts of dangerous driving in a Melfort, Sask. courtroom Tuesday morning.

"His position to me was, 'I just want to plead guilty.' Mr. Sidhu advised me, 'I don't want to make things any worse,' " Brayford told reporters outside cout Tuesday.

Many possible reasons for guilty plea in Humboldt Broncos crash, prof says © Jason Warick/CBC Jason Warick/CBC

University of Ottawa professor Jennifer Quaid commended Sidhu for doing the right thing.

"It just seems this has been weighing on him. He feels terrible and wants the families to be able to move on," Quaid said in an interview Wednesday with CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning.

Quaid said his legal team also likely considered the evidence against him.

"It's also probably the right thing legally for him to do because he was running the risk of being found guilty after a trial," she said. "It looked to me that might have been part of the decision as well."

Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty

Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges against him. "I plead guilty, your honour," Jaskirat Singh Sidhu said as he stood before a judge in a court in Melfort, Sask. Sixteen people lost their lives and 13 players were injured when Sidhu's semi-unit loaded with peat moss and the Broncos bus collided in rural Saskatchewan last April. Sidhu was charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. "His position to me was, 'I just want to plead guilty.

A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a truck en route to Nipawin for a game Friday night killing 14 and sending over a dozen Michelle Straschnitzki, whose son Ryan was paralyzed in the crash , said she is worried the guilty plea will mean a lighter sentence. “I’m glad he

The man charged in a fatal highway crash between a semi-trailer truck and the Humboldt Broncos team bus has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing The crash occurred at the intersection of two busy highways. The Saskatchewan government has since pledged to install rumble strips, lights

Quaid referenced a five-page document obtained by CBC News Wednesday. It stated Sidhu had not been drinking or using his cellphone.

Quaid said it points clearly to driver error, rather than environmental factors such as ice or sun glare.

She emphasized she has no unique knowledge of the case, but said it appears there has been no "deal" between the defence and Crown. There was no joint recommendation on the sentence.

Quaid said it will be a "challenging" process for the judge. The driver almost certainly didn't mean to do any harm, but the results of his actions were extremely tragic, she said.

"It's really, really hard to know," she said.

Scott Thomas, whose son, Evan, was killed in the crash, said Tuesday that Sidhu was wrong and the crash was his fault. Thomas said he appreciated the guilty plea and that it will save the families the pain of a trial.

Thomas said no punishment for Sidhu will bring back his son and the others.

Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty

Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty MELFORT, Sask. - The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges against him. "I plead guilty, your honour," Jaskirat Singh Sidhu said as he stood before a judge in a court in Melfort, Sask. Sixteen people lost their lives and 13 players were injured when Sidhu's semi-unit loaded with peat moss and the Broncos bus collided in rural Saskatchewan last April.

The guilty plea sets the stage for an emotional sentencing hearing later this month, in which the survivors and the victims' families will have a chance to explain how The driver of the truck involved in the deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos bus has pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

Lawyer Mark Brayford said more evidence still needs to be handed over to the defence, but his Scott Thomas, whose 18-year-old son Evan died in the crash , said the guilty plea meant a lot to him. Members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team are shown in a photo posted to the team

"If he spends 10 years, [that] time is irrelevant. He was guilty, and he acknowledged that," Thomas said.

Sidhu's sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place later this month. Five days have been set aside to hear all of the expected arguments and victim impact statements from family members.

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