Texas Transportation Code § 550.024. Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle

(a) The operator of a vehicle that collides with and damages an unattended vehicle shall immediately stop and:

(1) locate the operator or owner of the unattended vehicle and give that person the name and address of the operator and the owner of the vehicle that struck the unattended vehicle;  or

(2) leave in a conspicuous place in, or securely attach in a plainly visible way to, the unattended vehicle a written notice giving the name and address of the operator and the owner of the vehicle that struck the unattended vehicle and a statement of the circumstances of the collision.

(b) A person commits an offense if the person violates Subsection (a).  An offense under this section is:

(1) a Class C misdemeanor, if the damage to all vehicles involved is less than $200;  or

(2) a Class B misdemeanor, if the damage to all vehicles involved is $200 or more.


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