15 Young Hockey Players Were Dead And 14 Seriously Injured In A Devastating Bus Crash In Canada
April 9, 2018 10:23 By Fabiosa
15 people are dead and another 14 are hospitalized after a bus carrying a Canadian hockey team crashed into a semi on Friday.
At least 14 people were killed after a tractor-trailer collided with a bus filled with members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team on their way to a playoff game. Players for the Saskatchewan Junior League team range in age from 16 to 21. https://t.co/OmWt9QW6TU
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 7, 2018
Canada is devastated by the tragedy
Citizens of the small Canadian town of Saskatchewan were devastated Friday night because of the tragedy which took 15 lives and left other 14 seriously injured.
— Chris Vandenbreekel (@Vandecision) April 7, 2018
A semi-trailer crashed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team - the Humboldt Broncos - to a semifinal playoff game on Friday. According to the police report, most of the victims were hockey players between 16 and 21 years of age. 14 other young men are hospitalized, 3 of them are in critical condition.
Derek Grayson and Nick bonding and healing in hospital pic.twitter.com/DzesIoT27B
— R J patter (@rjpatter) April 7, 2018
The truck driver was initially under arrest but has since been released until the police will state a cause for the crash.
Kevin Garinger, the president of the Humboldt Broncos, made a statement soon after the tragedy:
It’s disbelief. It’s shock. The deepest grief that you can ever imagine. Our organization will never be the same.
Myles Shumlanski, the father of one of the players who arrived at the scene of the accident, described the situation: “It was a disaster. We had a crane lifting the bus.”
Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims saying he “is unable to imagine their grief.”
I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond. https://t.co/2cIn2CTy08
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 7, 2018
Just spoke to @JustinTrudeau to pay my highest respect and condolences to the families of the terrible Humboldt Team tragedy. May God be with them all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
Canadian police said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions and any technical issues with both vehicles.
Our prayers are with the families who lost their loved ones and to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.