Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 550.062
Officer’s Accident Report


A law enforcement officer who in the regular course of duty investigates a motor vehicle accident shall make a written report of the accident if the accident resulted in injury to or the death of a person or damage to the property of any one person to the apparent extent of $1,000 or more.


The report required by Subsection (a) must be filed electronically with the department not later than the 10th day after the date of the accident.


If the motor vehicle accident involved a combination of vehicles operating under a permit issued under Section 623.402 (Issuance of Permit), the report required by Subsection (a) must include the weight and the number of axles of the vehicle combination.


This section applies without regard to whether the officer investigates the accident at the location of the accident and immediately after the accident or afterwards by interviewing those involved in the accident or witnesses to the accident.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 531, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 108 (S.B. 1524), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2018.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533 (S.B. 312), Sec. 45, eff. September 1, 2019.

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