Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 550.021. Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death

(a) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident that results or is reasonably likely to result 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;

(3) immediately determine whether a person is involved in the accident, and if a person is involved in the accident, whether that person requires aid;  and

(4) 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:

(1) involving an accident resulting in:

(A) death of a person is a felony of the second degree;  or

(B) serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code , to a person is a felony of the third degree;  and

(2) involving an accident resulting in injury to which Subdivision (1) does not apply is punishable by:

(A) imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year;

(B) a fine not to exceed $5,000;  or

(C) both the fine and the imprisonment or confinement.

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