After a serious motorcycle crash Allen West’s campaign has released the following statement:
On his drive back from the “Free Texas Rally” in Austin, TX, Lt. Col. Allen West was struck by a fellow motorcyclist. He is recovering now and has his family with him.
Local law enforcement reported that “an unidentified vehicle changed lanes when unsafe in front of two motorcyclists. The motorcyclist attempted to brake, and the rear motorcyclist crashed into the front motorcyclist. Both motorcyclist were transported to Baylor Scott and White in Waco to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.”
Allen West is currently dealing with a concussion, several fractured bones, and multiple lacerations. Though these injuries are serious, Lt. Col. West stated, “that I am alive by the grace of God.” He plans to continue to be an proponent for freedom and the state of Texas, but he will be taking the next couple weeks off of advocacy to recover.
Your continued prayers and grace are appreciated.
Colonel West’s full statement and other releases can be found here:
Learn more about Allen West, his campaign, and how to keep Texas Red by visiting www.west4texas.com.
UPI reports Allen West, a former U.S. House member from Florida, was in stable condition at a hospital in Texas after being injured in a motorcycle crash.
The accident occurred around 5 p.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 35 outside Waco, the Texas Department of Public Safety told KWTX-TV of Central Texas. He was transported to Baylor Scott and White — Hillcrest in Waco.
West, 59, served in the U.S. House from January 2011 to January 2013, representing Southern Florida. He later moved to Texas. He was defeated by Democratic nominee Patrick Murphy.
He later moved to Texas and is a candidate for chairman for the Republican Party of Texas.
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, causing West to collide with another motorcyclist.
“He was transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition and undergoing assessment.”
Later, a post said that family and members of Team West were at the hospital.