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.
Team West here. We are getting more information about this, but right now, we just ask for your prayers and positivity.— Allen West (@AllenWest) May 23, 2020
As we get more information, we will provide updates. #PrayersForAllenhttps://t.co/uw7tMogjEm
UPDATE:— Allen West (@AllenWest) May 24, 2020
1/2 According to law enforcement on the scene, a car cut LTC West off, resulting in two motorcycles colliding, one of which was his. He was transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition and undergoing assessment.#PrayersForAllen
2/2— Allen West (@AllenWest) May 24, 2020
Family and members of Team West are at the hospital, and we will continue to provide updates.
We appreciate the support and kind notes and solicit your continued prayers. #PrayersForAllen
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.
All the best for LTC Allen West.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 24, 2020
All those prayers are gonna be answered. https://t.co/TerVvjkdNX
I'll be on @foxandfriends Sun 8am ET @FoxNews & I hope you watch, but more importantly, I hope you pray for my friend @AllenWest who was in motorcycle wreck tonight. He's a truly great American patriot, veteran, and class act. He's fought for us-let's pray he's okay!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 24, 2020
Praying for Allen West, a friend and patriot. https://t.co/7P43PcnSe7— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 23, 2020