Two Texas teens exiting school bus hit by truck, trapped under trailer

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:53am

JEFFERSON COUNTY (KBMT) -- Emergency crews freed two teens from underneath a trailer after the pair was struck by a truck as they exited a Hamshire-Fannett school bus Wednesday afternoon. Both have been taken to the hospital by medical helicopter.

The accident happened near the intersection of Texas 73 & Englin Road in Jefferson County. This is near Nutty Jerry's.

Department of Public Safety spokesperson Trooper Stephanie Davis told 12News the accident happened just after 4 p.m. Trooper Davis said the teens were struck by a Dodge truck that was pulling a trailer.

Trooper Davis said the bus was eastbound in the right lane of Highway 73 near Englin Road dropping the students off at their home. The bus had its flashing lights activated and traffic was stopped. The driver of the Dodge truck towing the trailer was also eastbound. He told troopers that he did not see the stopped school bus. He said he slammed on his brakes causing the vehicle to veer to the right. He lost control of the vehicle and struck both students as they stood near their driveway. Both were pinned under the truck and trailer.

Trooper Davis said the students were taken to Hermann Memorial hospital in Houston with serious injuries, but are expected to recover. One of the injured is a 13-year-old girl and the other injured is a 14-year-old boy.

The two are siblings. There names are not being released at this time.

The driver of the Dodge truck is Glen Luckey, 44, of Stowell, Texas. Luckey was not injured.

Trooper Davis said the accident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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