Breaking! Allen West injured in motorcycle accident near Waco, Texas [Updated]

Very bad news. Former congressman Allen West was injured in a motorcycle wreck near Waco in Texas.

More from BNO News:

Former U.S. Representative Allen West, who is currently running for the chairmanship of the Texas Republican Party, has been injured in a motorcycle crash near Waco, officials say.

The accident happened on Saturday afternoon when West was returning from Austin, where he held a rally at the Capital Building. The rally was preceded by a motorcycle ride from Garland to Austin.

“According to law enforcement on the scene, a car cut LTC West off, resulting in two motorcycles colliding, one of which was his,” West’s team said in a statement. “He was transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition and undergoing assessment.”

Just terrible.



Keep him and his family in your prayers.

Update:

More from the Dallas News:

Former state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, told The Dallas Morning News that West spoke at the rally Saturday morning. The accident happened on West’s way back, Huffines said.

West, a retired Army colonel, considered a run against U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, last summer. In July, he set his sights instead on a bid against James Dickey for the Texas GOP chairmanship, saying that serving in that role would have been a better way to contribute to political discourse.

I’ll continue updating as more information is available.

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