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Sports Driver in car crash that killed SFU soccer player sentenced to 21 months in prison

02:21  14 october  2021
02:21  14 october  2021 Source:   cbc.ca

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SFU soccer player Brandon Bassi, 19, was killed after a crash in Surrey. Dilpreet Sandhu, 20, has been sentenced to 21 months for a May 18, 2019 traffic crash that killed Brandon Bassi, 19, of North Delta and left his own cousin in a vegetative state. The sentencing hearing was in Surrey provincial court on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Judge Mark Jetté noted the “ripple effects” of Sandhu’s “recklessness and risk-taking” extends “well beyond” the victims themselves.

Dilpreet Sandhu was given 21 months in jail in a B.C. courtroom Tuesday, and two years' probation. He was given 18 months for dangerous driving causing death, and 15 months , to be served concurrently, for dangerous driving causing bodily harm. In addition, he's been given a three-year driving prohibition, the B.C. Prosecution Service said. Sandhu was 19 when his vehicle struck Brandon Bassi and others at a Surrey intersection. Four people were injured, and Bassi, who was 19 and a promising soccer player who had joined the Whitecaps' residency program at just 12 years old, did

Nineteen-year-old SFU soccer player Brandon Bassi died from injuries suffered in the 2019 single-car crash in Surrey. © Simon Fraser University Nineteen-year-old SFU soccer player Brandon Bassi died from injuries suffered in the 2019 single-car crash in Surrey.

Dilpreet Sandhu, 20, was sentenced to 21 months in jail and two years probation in Surrey provincial court Tuesday in connection with a crash last year that killed a Simon Fraser University soccer player and injured three others.

The judge in the case gave the Surrey man 18 months for dangerous driving causing death, 15 months concurrent (to be served at the same time) for dangerous driving causing bodily harm plus an additional three months consecutive sentence for leaving the scene of an accident.

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A young driver has been sentenced to jail time two years after the death of a Vancouver Whitecaps prospect. Dilpreet Sandhu was given 21 months in jail in a B.C. courtroom Tuesday, and two years' probation. He was given 18 months for dangerous driving causing death, and 15 months , to be Sandhu was 19 when his vehicle struck Brandon Bassi and others at a Surrey intersection. Four people were injured, and Bassi, who was 19 and a promising soccer player who had joined the Whitecaps' residency program at just 12 years old, did not survive. At the time, police said two people fled the

In a statement, SFU said soccer player Brandon Bassi, 19, was killed . He was a first-year student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Surrey RCMP confirmed Bassi was killed in the crash . "There are no words to express the pain and feeling of loss we are all experiencing," said SFU men's soccer head coach Clint Schneider. "We lost a tremendous individual. Brandon was an outstanding teammate, student and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bassi family during this extremely difficult time."

Sandhu also received a three year driving prohibition.

First-year SFU student and soccer player Brandon Bassi, 19, was fatally injured in the single-vehicle crash which happened in the Newton neighbourhood of Surrey shortly after midnight on May 18, 2019.

When the crash occurred, police reported that four people had been hurt and two others had fled the scene. © Shane MacKichan/CBC News When the crash occurred, police reported that four people had been hurt and two others had fled the scene.

Bassi was also a graduate of the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program.

At the time of the collision, police reported that four people had been hurt in the crash while two others had fled the scene.

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