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February 13, 2014

Siblings in stable condition after being pinned under truck, trailer

A pair of siblings are listed in stable condition at Hermann Memorial Hospital after a man lost control of his vehicle and pinned the teens under a truck and trailer on Wednesday.

The driver of the truck, identified as Glen Luckey, 44, of Stowell, received several misdemeanor traffic violation citations from Jefferson County troopers including failure to drive in a single lane, operating an unregistered trailer and safety chain operations, according to a press release from Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

The incident occurred at about 4:12 p.m. Feb. 12 when a Hamshire-Fannett school bus was stopped eastbound in the right lane of Texas 73 near Englin Road while dropping off two students at their home. The bus, she said, 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. Both minor children were pinned under the truck and trailer.

The minor children which include a 13-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy were taken to Hermann Memorial hospital in Houston with serious injuries, but are expected to recover.

Their names are not being released at this time.

The driver of the Dodge truck was not injured.

The incident remains under investigation.

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