Case involving Humboldt Broncos crash driver adjourned again

By Aaron Schulze
October 2, 2018 - 11:23am Updated: October 2, 2018 - 2:10pm

For the second time, the case involving Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver accused in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April, was adjourned without a defence election.

Satnam Aujla, Sidhu's lawyer, appeared on his client's behalf over the phone in Calgary where he requested the case be adjourned until Oct. 30, however Crown prosecutor Thomas Healey asked Judge Inez Cardinal for the case to be adjourned until Oct. 23 instead because he was scheduled for another case.

Healey also told Judge Cardinal he wanted to stay on as Crown counsel for the case.

The case will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 9:30 am in Melfort Provincial Court for defence election, where Sidhu is expected to say whether he would like to be tried by a judge and jury, or judge alone. 

Sidhu is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death along with 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the Broncos bus crash.

 

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