Tex. Transp. Code § 550.021

Current through the 87th Legislature (2021) Second Special Session
Section 550.021 - Accident Involving Personal Injury Or Death
(a) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident that results or is reasonably likely to result in injury to or death of a person shall:
(1) immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the scene as possible;
(2) immediately return to the scene of the accident if the vehicle is not stopped at the scene of the accident;
(3) immediately determine whether a person is involved in the accident, and if a person is involved in the accident, whether that person requires aid; and
(4) remain at the scene of the accident until the operator complies with the requirements of Section 550.023.
(b) An operator of a vehicle required to stop the vehicle by Subsection (a) shall do so without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
(c) A person commits an offense if the person does not stop or does not comply with the requirements of this section. An offense under this section:
(1) involving an accident resulting in:
(A) death of a person is a felony of the second degree; or
(B) serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code, to a person is a felony of the third degree; and
(2) involving an accident resulting in injury to which Subdivision (1) does not apply is punishable by:
(A) imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year;
(B) a fine not to exceed $5,000; or
(C) both the fine and the imprisonment or confinement.

Tex. Transp. Code § 550.021

Amended by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg. - Regular Session, ch. 1099,Sec. 1, eff. 9/1/2013.
Amended by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg. - Regular Session, ch. 70,Sec. 1, eff. 9/1/2013.
Amended By Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 97, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.