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.


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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