Texas Transportation Code - Section 550.021. Accident Involving Personal Injury Or Death
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§ 550.021. ACCIDENT INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. (a) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting 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; and (3) 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 is punishable by: (1) imprisonment in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year; (2) a fine not to exceed $5,000; or (3) both the fine and the imprisonment or confinement. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007