Canada 'I feel a strong pull to be there': Humboldt Broncos father to attend court for man charged in bus crash

09:26  10 july  2018
09:26  10 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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On April 6, 2018, sixteen people were killed and thirteen injured when a westbound semi-trailer truck was struck by a northbound coach bus near Armley, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The 15 victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash were honored at the Elgar Petersen Arena on Sunday. Prime minister Justin Trudeau attended the vigil with his son Xavier but did not address the crowd. There were 29 people on board the bus , including the driver.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 29, is facing 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury.© Facebook Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 29, is facing 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury. Scott Thomas says he doesn't care how long the court process takes for the man accused of dangerous driving in the death of his son.

Evan Thomas, 18, was a Humboldt Broncos player, and one of 16 people aboard who died after it crashed with a semi.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 29, was driving the semi involved and is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday morning in Melfort Provincial Court to face 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 of dangerous driving causing injuries.

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"These young men have had a significant impact, on our homes, on our families, on our children," said Kevin Garinger at a news conference attended by about 200 people in Humboldt . Former Surrey, B.C. player among 15 dead in Humboldt Broncos junior hockey bus crash .

Killed in Humboldt Broncos bus crash , Darcy Haugan was the 'coach everybody wanted'. Cameron Doerkson told CBC News his father was "a great family man ." "He loved us kids, he loved this community … He kept our family always happy and he loved what he did.

And while Scott will be there, he said the tears he sheds everyday over the death of his son have made him deal with everything that's come since one step at a time.

"Sometimes I don't even know if it's a.m or p.m. or what day it is or what month it is, so time is really irrelevant, I don't care if this takes 10 years to play out," Scott told CBC in his Saskatoon, Sask. home.

Scott said the charges now before the courts support his opinion about what happened that day.

"It is validation for what I knew in my heart when I pulled up at the crash site that night, 40, 45 minutes behind the bus and saw what I could see, and then again when we went back to the crash site the following week with my family and walked the paths of both vehicles," he said.

Changed plans

Initially, Scott and his wife were on the same page about not going to Sidhu's court date but after sleeping on the decision he changed his mind and now plans to go.

"For whatever reason I feel a strong pull to be there," he said.

"One of the things we've always tried to talk to our son and our daughter about is accountability and responsibility for your actions, and just my presence in that courtroom, even if I don't see the guy ... even if he just gets that one little feeling, that yeah, I'm accountable and responsible for what's going on here today."

For that reason, Scott said he would be more comfortable if the driver was not granted bail, if that possibility comes up in court.

Prof not surprised after wrong man threatened in Humboldt Broncos bus crash case .
Right after long-awaited charges were laid in the Humboldt Broncos crash against a semi driver from Calgary, one man with the same name faced an onslaught of hateful messages on social media. After doing a cursory search on Facebook, Alec Couros found hundreds of people listed under the same name as Jaskirat Sidhu, who is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 of dangerous driving causing injury in the collision.It's not the first time Couros, a professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina, has seen a case like this.

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