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Ex-Congressman Allen West of Florida Injured in Texas Crash

Ex-Congressman Allen West of Florida Injured in Texas Crash

Saturday, 23 May 2020 08:57 PM EDT

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Texas.

West’s wife wrote on Facebook Saturday that his motorcycle was hit outside Waco and he was in the emergency room.

But an update on West’s Facebook page Sunday morning said he was recovering and in stable condition. The crash left him with a concussion, several fractured bones and multiple lacerations.

“I am alive by the grace of God,” West said in a statement Sunday morning.

West, a Republican, moved from Florida to Texas after leaving Congress in 2013. He served one term and once called for then-President Barack Obama’s impeachment.

West is running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas.

West led a "Texas Freedom Rally" at the Statehouse in Austin. Earlier Saturday, he led a motorcycle group there from Dallas, according to The Dallas Morning News.

West and others were returning to Dallas when the crash occurred, former state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, told the newspaper.

"Team West" reported on his Twitter feed that a car had cut off West while he was riding his motorcycle. That caused West to collide with another motorcyclist.

"According to law enforcement on the scene, a car cut LTC West off, resulting in two motorcycles colliding, one of which was his," the post read. "He was transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition and undergoing assessment.

"He was transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition and undergoing assessment."

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Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Texas.West's wife wrote on Facebook that his motorcycle was hit outside Waco and he was in the emergency room."On my way to hospital now," Angela Graham-West wrote Saturday evening.She did...
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