Allen West injured in motorcycle accident


Former Florida Republican Congressman Allen West was injured in a motorcycle accident in Waco, Texas,  his wife announced Saturday evening.

“Please pray for Allen West. He is in Emergency and his motorcycle has been hit outside of WACO. On my way to hospital now,” Angela Graham West wrote in a Facebook post.

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

West, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, is running for chair of the Texas Republican Party.

The former government official's campaign Twitter account shared Graham West's the Facebook post, saying “We are getting more information about this, but right now, we just ask for your prayers and positivity.”

Texas Republican Chairman James Dickey, West's political opponent, joined other Texas Republicans in asking for prayers for West.

"I have just learned that Allen West has been in a motorcycle accident outside of Waco and is in the emergency room," Dickey wrote in a statement on Facebook. "I ask you to join me and my family in praying for him and his family."

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the oldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and nephew of former President George W. Bush, also shared a message on social media.

“Please join me in sending prayers for a quick recovery,” Bush said on Twitter.

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