Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 550.026
Immediate Report of Accident


The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a vehicle to the extent that it cannot be normally and safely driven shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of the accident to the:


local police department if the accident occurred in a municipality;


local police department or the sheriff’s office if the accident occurred not more than 100 feet outside the limits of a municipality; or


sheriff’s office or the nearest office of the department if the accident is not required to be reported under Subdivision (1) or (2).


If a section of road is within 100 feet of the limits of more than one municipality, the municipalities may agree regarding the maintenance of reports made under Subsection (a)(2). A county may agree with municipalities in the county regarding the maintenance of reports made under Subsection (a)(2). An agreement under this subsection does not affect the duty to report an accident under Subsection (a).
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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