Former US Rep. Allen West recovering after Texas crash

Former US Rep. Allen West recovering after Texas crash
Former Florida Rep. Allen West speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (Source: AP Photo/Molly Riley)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Florida Congressman Allen West is recovering after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash in Texas.

According to a post on his Facebook page, West was driving back from a rally in Austin focused on reopening the state amid the coronavirus pandemic when the accident occurred Saturday.

The Facebook post says he’s in stable condition on Sunday.

Team West update: LTC West is resting and in stable condition. We anticipate him being released tomorrow and heading...

Posted by Allen West on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Team West here with the latest update as reported in the official press release posted this morning: On his drive back...

Posted by Allen West on Sunday, May 24, 2020

An earlier post said West was on his motorcycle when a car cut him off, causing him and another motorcyclist to collide.

West’s wife, Angela Graham-West, earlier wrote on Facebook that the crash occurred outside Waco.

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.

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