Tex. Transp. Code Section 550.026
Immediate Report of Collision


The operator of a vehicle involved in a collision 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 collision to the:


local police department if the collision occurred in a municipality;


local police department or the sheriff’s office if the collision 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 collision 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 a collision under Subsection (a).
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 709 (H.B. 2190), Sec. 50, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 550.026 — Immediate Report of Collision, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/TN/htm/TN.­550.­htm#550.­026 (accessed Feb. 24, 2024).

Feb. 24, 2024

§ 550.026’s source at texas​.gov