Updated: Humboldt driver pleads guilty in crash, intersection to be upgraded
REGINA, Sask. – There will be no prolonged trial for the truck driver involved in the fatal crash with a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has pled guilty to all charges against him – 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Humboldt’s Legacy: The lessons truck drivers will learn
Few events have shaken Canada’s trucking industry more than last spring’s crash between a truck and Humboldt Broncos bus near Armley, Sask. Families were left to mourn 16 dead and support the 13 wounded. The charges against Adesh Deol Trucking and its driver are now making their way through the courts. But there are already signs that this collision will have a lasting legacy – especially as provinces look to refine the skills of those behind the wheel.
Adesh Deol’s second driver back at work
CALGARY, Alta. – The trucking company involved in the Saskatchewan truck-bus crash that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos remains under investigation with a suspended Safety Fitness Certificate – but its only other driver is back at work. “A numbered company has been registered that is connected to the company involved in the Humboldt incident. It is our understanding that one of the trucks and one of the drivers listed from Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. are operating with this numbered company,” Alberta Transportation said in a response to questions from Today’s Trucking. “The only driver currently employed by the numbered company is not the driver who was involved in the Humboldt incident.” The Canadian Trucking Alliance reports that while the new company has a different owner, the address is the same as the carrier involved in the crash.
Adesh Deol Trucking remains grounded
EDMONTON, Alta. – The company that owns the truck involved in a fatal truck-bus crash in Humboldt, Sask., remains grounded by Alberta Transportation as a police investigation continues. Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking has just one other truck, but its safety fitness certificate was suspended following the April 6 collision that killed 16. “Alberta Transportation’s investigation of the commercial carrier involved in the Humboldt incident is ongoing,” said a ministry spokesman, although an assessment of National Safety Code (NSC) compliance has concluded.
Honoring Humboldt: We must learn the lessons that emerge
The only thing we really know about the collision at the intersection of Saskatchewan highways 35 and 335 is the extent of the tragedy. Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos family, all too young, were lost in early April when a bus and truck collided. Thirteen more were injured. The scars, both physical and emotional, remain.