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Juan Olvera, Cecilia Olvera Hit by Truck in Jefferson County TX

Jefferson County, Texas — 14-year-old Juan Olvera and 13-year-old Cecilia Olvera have been hospitalized after being struck and pinned by a pickup truck on Monday afternoon (02/10/2014) at around 4:15 p.m.

Accident LocationAccording to reports, the Hamshire-Fannett school bus was heading eastbound on Highway 73 when it stopped near Elgin Road to drop the children off at their home. The siblings had just exited the school bus when the driver of a pickup truck pulling a trailer (also traveling eastbound) struck them with his vehicle. According to the driver, 44-year-old Glen Travis Luckey, he did not see the stopped school bus until it was too late, even though the bus reportedly had its flashing lights activated and traffic was stopped. Luckey slammed on his brakes, the car veered right, and he lost control of his vehicle striking the two teenagers as they stood near the driveway.

Juan and Cecilia Olvera were pinned underneath the truck and trailer until they were rescued and transferred by air ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The teens are reportedly alert, talking and expected to recover.

According to the Texas DPS, the driver, Glen Luckey, has been charged with failure to drive in a single lane, operating an unregistered trailer, and for safety chain violations – all misdemeanor traffic violations. There is a possibility of more charges being filed.

I’d also like to note that there have been some who claim that an 18-wheeler was also stopped on the roadway, and that Mr. Luckey had swerved right to avoid the big rig. The truck, of course, would be required to stop when a school bus is unloading. This would still likely mean that the pickup driver negligently caused the accident, as a driver operating under the rules of the road would be able to see and assess any stopped traffic ahead.

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Ruben Pugo-Garcia Killed in Fort Worth TX Accident

Fort Worth, Texas — Ruben Pugo-Garcia was killed, and another person was injured in a Wednesday afternoon (12/18/2013) car accident near the Alliance Airport.

According to Fort Worth police, the two victims were in the roadway performing an inspection of a manhole in the 14400 block of John Day Road when a gold Ford Thunderbird struck one of the men and rear-ended their work truck at around 1:25 p.m.

32-year-old Ruben Pugo Garcia (identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner on Thursday) was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the 2nd victim was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital with serious injuries. A third person (likely the driver who struck the truck) was treated at the scene an released.

Reports say the truck did not appear to have orange cones or any type of warning devices around it. The driver was not arrested and has yet to be charged.

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One Injured in Fort Worth TX Pickup vs 18-Wheeler Accident

Fort Worth AccidentFort Worth, Texas — One man is hospitalized in critical condition following an early Tuesday morning (11/19/2013) car accident between a black pickup truck and a semi-trailer.

The accident happened in far northwest Fort Worth, in the westbound lanes of the Jacksboro Highway near Confederate Park Road. According to reports, the collision took place at around 3:30 a.m.

Fort Worth police say that the man was trapped in the wrecked vehicle for quite a while. He was eventually extracted and taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth by air ambulance (possibly CareFlite), where he is listed in critical condition.

While there is no official word on what caused the victim to collide with the rear of the 18-wheeler, an investigation is continuing.

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