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Charges filed after two teens hit by truck

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(Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
JEFFERSON COUNTY -

A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety said charges have been filed against a driver after two teenagers were hit by a pickup pulling a trailer.  The teens were hit as they got off of a school bus Monday.

Glen Travis Luckey, 44, is charged with misdemeanor traffic violations.  The charges include failure to drive in a single lane, operating an unregistered trailer and safety chain violations.  Troopers are still investigating the accident and there is still a possibility of more charges being filed.

The accident happened about 4:15 p.m. on Highway 73 near Englin Road.  This is near Nutty Jerry's.

According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, a Hamshire-Fannett School bus was stopped eastbound in the right lane of Highway 73 near Englin Road dropping two students off at their home.  The bus had its flashing lights activated and traffic was stopped. The driver of a Dodge truck towing a trailer was also eastbound and stated that he did not see the stopped school bus. The driver of the Dodge truck slammed on his brakes causing the vehicle to veer to the right. The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck both students as they stood near their driveway.

Juan Olvera, 14, and his sister Cecilia, 13, were pinned under the truck and trailer until they could be rescued and airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Luckey said he did not see the  stopped bus.

Sources told 12News the teens are alert and talking and are expected to recover.

A cousin said the girl has a broken arm.  

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