June 21st, 2024

Humboldt Broncos families fight to keep Saskatchewan government named in lawsuit

By The Canadian Press on May 28, 2024.

Lawyers for several Humboldt Broncos families are arguing against a motion for the Saskatchewan government to be struck from a lawsuit that alleges it's partially responsible for the deadly crash in 2018. A truck goes through the intersection near a memorial at the crash site on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 near Tisdale, Sask. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

REGINA – Lawyers for several Humboldt Broncos families are in court fighting a bid from the government of Saskatchewan to have it removed as a defendant in a lawsuit over the 2018 deadly bus crash.

Five families are suing over the bus crash, alleging the province knew the rural intersection where it happened had problems with visibility but did nothing to fix it.

The government as well as the truck driver who caused the crash are asking a judge in Regina to strike their names from the suit.

The suit also names the bus company and the Calgary-based company that employed the trucker.

A truck driven by Jaskirat Singh Sidhu barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the bus carrying the Broncos junior hockey team near Tisdale, Sask.

Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured.

Sidhu was sentenced to eight years in prison for dangerous driving offences, and last week the permanent resident was ordered to be deported to India.

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