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Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Semi driver Jaskirat Sidhu sentenced to eight years in prison

Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Semi driver Jaskirat Sidhu sentenced to eight years in prison
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MELFORT — Calling the mistakes made by Jaskirat Singh Sidhu “baffling and incomprehensible,” a Saskatchewan judge sentenced the semi driver responsible for the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy to eight years in prison.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is taken out of the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort following his sentencing on March, 22, 2019 for his role in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix

“It is baffling and incomprehensible that a professional driver could miss so many markers over such a long distance,” Judge Inez Cardinal said Friday, adding that she found Sidhu’s blameworthiness to be “high.”

In a makeshift courtroom at the Kerry Vickar Centre that was filled with family, friends and loved ones of both the bus crash victims and Sidhu, Cardinal announced her sentencing decision. Sidhu was joined in the room by around a dozen supporters, while several of the victims’ family members were wearing Broncos jerseys and bunnyhugs, with the last names of their loved ones on the back.
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