Former Rep. Allen West Was Involved In a Motorcycle Accident

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Posted: May 24, 2020 9:39 AM
Former Rep. Allen West Was Involved In a Motorcycle Accident

Source: AP Photo/Molly Riley

Former Congressman Allen West (R-FL) was involved in a motorcycle accident outside of Waco, Texas on Saturday. West moved to Texas after retiring from Congress in 2013. He is currently running to chair the Texas Republican Party.

West's campaign staff took to Twitter to update the public about his status and what took place.

West was returning from the “Free Texas Rally” in Austin when the accident took place.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard confirmed what West's staff stated. According to Howard, two motorcycles were headed north on I-35 near mile marker 353. A vehicle changed lanes and cut the two motorcycles off. 

“The motorcyclist attempted to brake, and the rear motorcyclist crashed into the front motorcyclist,” Howard told the Waco Tribune-Harold.

Both West and the unidentified man he was riding with were transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center. Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. 

High-profile Republicans asked for the public to pray for West.