Canada Semi driver uninjured in crash with Humboldt Broncos bus

01:30  10 april  2018
01:30  10 april  2018 Source:   Star Phoenix

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“When these types of things happen, there are a number of avenues that need to be considered. We look at, obviously, road conditions, weather conditions, mechanical conditions of vehicles, for example, as well as the condition of the drivers and the operators of the vehicles.”.

The driver of a truck that struck a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos youth hockey team was uninjured in the crash that killed 14 people and injured 15 others. Canadian police say the crash happened at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan when a semi T-boned the bus .

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HUMBOLDT — The driver and lone occupant of a semi trailer unit involved in a collision that killed 15 people on the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus is uninjured and was temporarily detained by police, then supplied with mental health and wellness assistance.

Curtis Zablocki, assistant commissioner of the Saskatchewan RCMP, addressed media at an emotional news conference at Humboldt Multiplex Saturday afternoon.

He told media and community members that the semi was travelling west along Highway 335 and the Broncos bus was travelling north along Highway 35 around 5 p.m. Friday when they collided. He said it’s too early to speculate on the cause of the crash.

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The 15 people who died after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi -trailer unit include 10 players, the bus driver , two coaches, a volunteer statistician and a broadcaster.

Radio announcer for Humboldt Broncos among 14 dead after bus crash . Twenty-eight people - including the driver - were on the bus at the time of the accident, police said. The Hawk's president, Darren Opp, told the Globe and Mail newspaper that the truck, a semi -trailer, T-boned the players' bus .

“Our investigators will be looking to all aspects of this collision to determine exactly what took place. This is a very involved investigation,” he said.

“Due to the large amount of evidence, information and the number of victims, this work will take some time.”

Zablocki estimated more than 50 RCMP members were at the scene Friday night — a response he said was unprecedented in the province.

Zablocki said it’s too early to say whether there will be a criminal investigation into the crash.

“When these types of things happen, there are a number of avenues that need to be considered. We look at, obviously, road conditions, weather conditions, mechanical conditions of vehicles, for example, as well as the condition of the drivers and the operators of the vehicles.”

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The driver of a truck that struck a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos youth hockey team was uninjured in the crash that killed 14 people and Canadian police say the crash happened at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan when a semi T-boned the bus carrying the hockey team.

Kevin Garinger, president of the Humboldt Broncos, told those gathered at Saturday’s news conference that he is “heartbroken” and “completely devastated” by the catastrophe.

“While we try and move forward as an organization and community, we will never forget April 6, 2018 and we will never forget the members of our Broncos family who were taken from us and who were injured. And while we are stunned and grieving over this incomprehensible situation, we know that this is a moment when we must come together to support, to comfort and to lean on one another. We will persevere. And we will honour the souls that were lost,” he said.

“Everything about this tragedy is unprecedented and it’s overwhelming.”

Bill Chow, president of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, broke down in tears as he addressed the crowd.

“The worst nightmare just happened,” he said, tears streaming down his face.

The Broncos bus was headed to Nipawin for a playoff game Friday night when the collision occurred. Police have said 29 people were on the bus; 14 were killed and 15 were injured, some critically.

A playoff game between the Broncos and Nipawin Hawks was scheduled to take place in Humboldt Sunday evening. Instead, a vigil will be held at the Humboldt Multiplex.

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The Edmonton Oilers captain said Tuesday that he hopes his visit helped to "put some smiles on some faces" and called the visit to Saskatchewan an emotional experience.Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid travelled to Humboldt and Saskatoon on Tuesday — with Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres and junior hockey executive Sherry Bassin — to visit some of the families impacted and players injured in a devastating bus crash on April 6.

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