Former US Rep. Allen West recovering after Texas crash

Former Florida Rep. Allen West speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Florida Congressman Allen West is recovering after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash in Texas.

According to a post on his Facebook page, West was driving back from a rally in Austin focused on reopening the state amid the coronavirus pandemic when the accident occurred Saturday.

The Facebook post says he’s in stable condition on Sunday.

An earlier post said West was on his motorcycle when a car cut him off, causing him and another motorcyclist to collide.

West’s wife, Angela Graham-West, earlier wrote on Facebook that the crash occurred outside Waco.

West, a Republican, moved from Florida to Texas after leaving Congress in 2013. He served one term and once called for then-President Barack Obama's impeachment.

West is running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas.

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