Photographs mark 1st in-person reunion of all 13 survivors of 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash | CBC Information

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It has been three years and three months since a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey staff collided with a semi truck that had blown via a cease check in Saskatchewan.

The April 6, 2018, crash killed 16 bus occupants and injured 13 others. 

Now, for the primary time since that tragic occasion, all 13 team members who survived the crash, a lot of them with severe accidents, have reunited in individual. 

On Sunday night, Kaleb Dahlgren posted two pictures of all 13 survivors, plus two different individuals, smiling and wrapping their arms round one another whereas assembled in two rows in a yard over the weekend. 

The second of two pictures Dahlgren shared on social media. (Kaleb Dahlgren/Fb)

Dahlgren suffered a fractured cranium, a puncture wound in his head, a mind damage and 6 damaged vertebrae in his neck and again because of the crash, and went on to jot down a ebook about his expertise.

His description on the picture put up marking the staff’s full reunion was brief however resonant: he spelled the phrase “Imagine” with the quantity 13 and added two hearts — one yellow, one inexperienced — representing the Humboldt Broncos’ staff colors. 

#Bel13ve 💚💛

A number of the crash survivors have assembled earlier than. Two months after the incident, in June 2018, 10 injured staff members travelled collectively to Las Vegas for the 2018 NHL Awards.

Three months after that, in Sept. 2018, eight survivors took to the ice to a cheering, standing-room solely crowd throughout a ceremony earlier than the Broncos’ first post-crash residence recreation in Humboldt’s Elgar Petersen Area. 

Eight crash survivors took half in a September 2018 ceremony earlier than the Broncos’ first residence recreation after the crash. (Man Quenneville/CBC)

All 13 survivors have been on a ZOOM name collectively in the summertime of 2020, early into the COVID-19 pandemic. 

However this previous weekend marked the primary time all of them received to see one another in individual.

Dahlgren’s put up has already been shared greater than 500 instances on Fb and led to a flood of feedback providing heat messages of help.

“Pure awesomeness!!!” one commenter wrote. “The world is proud!”

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