Texas GOP Chairman candidate Allen West released from hospital after motorcycle crash

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TEXAS (KXAN) — Texas Republican Chairman candidate Allen West was released from the hospital on Monday after he was injured in a motorcycle crash near Waco the day before.

West’s team posted on his Facebook account that he was driving back from speaking at the Texas Freedom Rally held on Saturday at the capitol when the crash happened. Speakers at the rally called for the full reopening of the state.

“He is recovering, in stable condition and has his family with him,” the post said in part. “Allen West is currently dealing with a concussion, several fractured bones and multiple lacerations. Though these injuries are serious, Lt. Col. West stated, ‘I am alive by the grace of God.'”

West’s team also said according to law enforcement who were on the scene, a driver changed lanes when it wasn’t safe to do so in front of two motorcyclists, one of whom was West. When one of the motorcyclists attempted to brake, the motorcyclist in the back crashed into the front motorcyclist. Both of them were taken to Baylor Scott and White in Waco.

His team also thanked those who offered prayers and kind words to him and his family.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush also asked people to join him in prayer for the former Florida representative.

A follow up Facebook post from his team said in part, “He will be taking a week off to recoup and looks forward to seeing you all again soon.”

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