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Texas statute states:
§ 601.004. ACCIDENT REPORT.
(a) The operator of a motor vehicle that is involved in an accident
in this state Shall Report The Accident to the department not later
than the 10th day after the date of the accident if:
(1) the accident is not investigated by a law enforcement officer;
(2) at least one person, including the operator, sustained:
(A) bodily injury or death;
(B) property damage to an apparent extent of at least
(b) If the operator is physically incapable of making the report, the
owner of the motor vehicle shall make the report not later than the
10th day after the date the owner learns of the accident.
(c) The report must be made in writing in the form prescribed by the
department and must contain information as necessary to enable the
department to determine if the requirements for the deposit of
security under Subchapter F do not apply because of the existence of
insurance or an exception specified in this chapter. The operator or
owner shall provide additional information as required by the
(d) A written report of an accident made to the department under
Section 550.061 or 550.062 complies with this section if that report
contains the information required by this section.
(e) The department may rely on the accuracy of information contained
in the report unless the department has reason to believe
that the information is erroneous.
(f) An accident report that is released for insurance purposes, other
than investigation of a specific accident, may show only an accident
for which the insured was issued a citation for a violation of
(g) The department shall suspend the driver's license or
nonresident's operating privilege of a person who fails to make a
report as required by this section if another person sustained bodily
injury, death, or property damage to the extent described by
Subsection (a)(2)(B). The suspension continues until a date set by
the department that is not earlier than the date the report is filed
and not later than the 30th day after the date the report is filed.
(h) A person commits an offense if the person fails to report an
accident as required by this section. An offense under this
subsection is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $25.
(i) A person commits an offense if the person provides information
under this section that the person knows or has reason to believe is
false. An offense under this subsection is a misdemeanor punishable
(1)A fine not to exceed $1,000.00
(2) confinement in county jail for a term not to exceed one year;
(3) Both the fin and the confinement.
( http://www.legaltips.org/texas/TN/tn.007.00.000601.00.aspx )
You can find a PDF version of the report you need to fill out at:
( http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/ftp/forms/st-2.pdf ).
Once completed, it can be sent to:
Accident Records Bureau
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001
Please keep in mind that filing the report is important and extremely
helpful because it is used for many purposes, such as statistical
reports that identify locations with a large number of crashes and
improving dangerous highways and intersections. They also aide in the
process of developing highway safety public information programs and
programs to save lives and reduce highway injuries.
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Driving records, also known as motor vehicle reports, are documents
that provide a history of violations, suspensions, and other details
about a person's driving history. According to CarInsurance.com, an
MVR shows what tickets or accidents you were charged with.
( http://www.carinsurance.com/Articles/content47.aspx )
If the police were not involved and you were not ticketed, I highly
doubt this accident would show up on your MVR. However, if you are
still hesitant about this information, I suggest you contact the DMV
for the state that your driver?s license is issued in to request
additional information or a copy of your MVR.
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