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Allen West injured in serious motorcycle crash, airlifted to central Texas hospital


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Allen West, the former Republican congressman, was injured in a serious motorcycle crash on Saturday in Texas.

"Please pray for Allen West. He is in Emergency and his motorcycle has been hit outside of WACO. On my way to hospital now," West's wife, Angela Graham West, posted on Facebook.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, West was involved in a crash near Waco after speaking at the Texas Freedom Rally in Austin. The incident happened around 5 p.m.

West was transported via helicopter to a hospital in Waco, KWTX-TV reported. He reportedly has non-life threatening injuries.

According to an update posted by West's team Sunday morning, West and another motorcyclist were hit when another vehicle on the highway made an unsafe lane change.

West remains in the hospital "with a concussion, several fractured bones, and multiple lacerations," his team said.

"I am alive by the grace of God," West reportedly told his family.

West served one term in the U.S. House as a representative from Florida. He is currently running to become the next chairman of the Texas Republican Party.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include the Sunday morning update from West's team.

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