According to Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics, 2016: 1.
In 2016, the number of motor vehicle fatalities in Canada was 1,898, up 2% from 2015 (1,860). 2. In 2016, there were 10,322 serious injuries due to motor vehicle collisions in Canada, down 4% from 2015 (10,748).
The driver stated the reason he missed the sign, and the warnings, was one of the tarps on his load was flapping and he was concerned it would cause a hazard to oncoming traffic, - he had not received training on proper tarping processes
He was a new driver, driving a set of trains (been to a boat launch lately?);
No sentence will bear what he brings upon himself. And yet, if it were my child, I know I would find any sentence inadequate. I do not believe there is any justice for anyone in this situation. It is simply tragic.
Listen to this for the view from the other side. What is it they say about not judging until you have walked a mile?
And I have managed a driver who killed someone. She ran a yellow; he timed the green. I saw her two years after the fact. She was emotionally ruined, her livelihood gone. Her sorrow beyond measure. "Rick, every time I hear a siren, I see it again. I wake up in the night, screaming, at the sight"
And yes, I too bear that burden and have spent the last 18 years in my profession making sure I will never have to again.
If you think that a jail sentence is justice.