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Allen West recovering from concussion, fractured bones after motorcycle accident

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Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is recovering from a concussion and several fractured bones after a motorcycle accident, a spokesperson for West said Sunday. 

Luke Twombly, a spokesperson for West’s campaign for Texas Republican party chair, said the injuries are serious, but West “plans to continue to be a proponent for freedom and the state of Texas, and will resume his regular calendar of activities upon clearance by his medical team.”

West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, was struck by a fellow motorcyclist during his drive back from a “Free Texas Rally” in Austin, Twombly said. 

West was struck by the motorcycle after a car cut in front them, Twombly added. 

He said law enforcement reported that “an unidentified vehicle changed lanes when unsafe” in front of the motorcyclists. 

“The motorcyclist attempted to brake, and the rear motorcyclist crashed into the front motorcyclist.  Both motorcyclist(s) were transported to Baylor Scott and White in Waco to be treated for non-life threatening injuries,’” Twombly said, citing law enforcement officials.  

West’s wife, Angele Graham West, said in a Facebook post Saturday that the former GOP lawmaker was in the hospital

Texas Republican Chairman James Dickey, West’s political opponent, was among Texas Republicans issuing prayers for West on Saturday. 

West thanked the public for their “well wishes, messages and continued prayers” on his behalf, Twombly said.

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