If an accident occurs on a main lane, ramp, shoulder, median, or adjacent area of a freeway in a metropolitan area and each vehicle involved can be normally and safely driven, each operator shall move the operator’s vehicle as soon as possible to a designated accident investigation site, if available, a location on the frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location to complete the requirements of Section 550.023 (Duty to Give Information and Render Aid) and minimize interference with freeway traffic.
A person commits an offense if the person does not stop or does not comply with the requirements of Subsection (a). An offense under this subsection is:
a Class C misdemeanor, if the damage to all vehicles is less than $200; or
a Class B misdemeanor, if the damage to all vehicles is $200 or more.
A person commits an offense if the person does not comply with the requirements of Subsection (b). An offense under this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor.
In this section, a vehicle can be normally and safely driven only if the vehicle:
does not require towing; and
can be operated under its own power and in its usual manner, without additional damage or hazard to the vehicle, other traffic, or the roadway.Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.Amended by:Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1066 (H.B. 1484), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.