14 persons are officially reported to have died in a collision between a bus carrying local hockey players and a truck. The collision reportedly occurred some time after 1700 hours on Friday, April 6, 2018. The crash occurred on Highway 35 approximately 30 kilometres north of Tisdale Saskatchewan. Only this general information is available at this time.
As expected there have been a number of emotional pronouncements from investigative agencies, family and various political figures. Yet it is these emotional reactions that distract from the very important focus of obtaining objective information about how and why this tragedy occurred. In the early hours and days of such an investigation the causes become scattered much like mice scattering about so as not to be caught. The result is often that the focus of the news media is upon these emotional reactions and the causes are never revealed. This becomes a double tragedy.