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MITCHELL COUNTY, TX (via KCBD) –

One person has died an another has been critically injured after two pedestrians were struck by a truck tractor/semi-trailer in Mitchell County on Tuesday.

Texas DPS tells us two pedestrians were standing off of the roadway near IH-20 in the north barrow ditch following a previous crash. A truck tractor/semi-trailer was traveling West on IH-20, swerved to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle from a previous crash, and went into the barrow ditch, striking the two pedestrians.

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(via NBCdfw.com: Two people were injured after a semi-truck driver ran a red light and hit a DART train near the West End Station on Pacific Avenue in downtown Dallas Thursday morning, DART officials said.

A passenger and train operator were injured in the crash, which happened about 6:30 a.m., but the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, DART officials said. The driver tried to flee the scene.

The accident has been cleared and trains are resuming services through downtown Dallas.

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Injuries that are severe, long-lasting, and debilitating are often categorized as “catastrophic injuries”. Catastrophic injuries result in prolonged recovery period, pain and suffering, lost wages, and mental anguish. Victims of accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries may never fully heal from their injuries, resulting in loss of work capability. Many times, accidents involving catastrophic injuries result in the death of the victim. This is serious stuff.

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury as the result of someone’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for damages as a result of your injuries, or the loss of a loved one from the at-fault party or parties.

It is important to understand you may have several options. For instance in a serious automobile accident, your own policy may help to provide benefits. Texas requires insurers to offer personal injury protection on automobile policies, which covers the policyholder’s medical bills arising from an accident and underinsured coverage that helps protect you if the person who injures you in a car wreck does not have enough coverage. If you do not have these policies, I would advise you to purchase the additional coverage. Many times in our catastrophic injury cases, our clients with no underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage on their own policies are left with only a limited recovery due to the fact that Texas only requires a minimum liability policy of $30,000 individual/$60,000 per accident for drivers. Catastrophic injuries can lead to medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, it is important to have that excess coverage on your own policy just in case. Protect yourself before something bad happens.

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via nbcdfw.com: A fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers closed Interstate 30 in Rowlett Monday morning, police say.

According to police, two big rigs collided on westbound I-30 at Dalrock Road shortly after 3 a.m. According to nbcdfw.com, the police said that both drivers were transported with injuries to nearby hospitals. Their conditions were not released as of the report.

It’s unclear how long I-30 will be closed. This is a developing story. For more information, click Here.