Saskatchewan

Court case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos bus crash adjourned for three weeks

The case of a truck driver charged in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been adjourned until later this month.

Judge grants adjournment until Oct. 23 after lawyer asks for more time to review particulars

This file photo from July shows truck driver Jaskirat Sidhu walking out of provincial court after appearing for charges due to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Melfort, Sask. (Canadian Press)

The court proceedings for the truck driver charged in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash have been adjourned until later this month.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, a 29-year-old from Calgary, is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily injury.

Neither Sidhu nor his lawyer, Satnam Aujla, were in court Tuesday.

Aujla phoned in to say he needed more time to review the particulars and he was granted an adjournment until Oct. 23.

Sixteen people, including 10 players, were killed and 13 players were injured when the junior hockey team's bus and a transport truck driven by Sidhu collided at a Saskatchewan intersection April 6.

The 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos. (Humboldt Broncos website)

Sidhu, who was not hurt, was released on $1,000 bail in July under conditions he not drive and that he surrender his passport.

RCMP have said they will not release any details of the investigation or what they believe happened, beyond that the truck was in the intersection when the collision occurred.

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