Three months ago, tragedy struck the province of Saskatchewan. The collision that took place involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus was felt throughout the world and today, RCMP announced that charges have been laid. The driver of the semi-trailer unit, Jaskirat Sidhu, a 29-year-old male from Calgary Alberta, was arrested at approximately 10am this morning without incident. Sidhu faces the following charges:
16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death; Section 249 (4) CC
13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm; Section 249 (3) CC
Sidhu will make his first appearance in Saskatchewan Provincial Court next week. Details of this court appearance have not been finalized and will be provided as soon as that information is available.
“Our thoughts continue to be with those that lost loved ones, those that were injured and with everyone who is recovering from this tragedy. I know it’s been difficult for many to await the outcome of this police investigation. The time it took to do this important work was necessary,” Saskatchewan RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said during a presentation to the media this afternoon.