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Former FL US Rep. Allen West Released from Hospital: 'I am Alive by the Grace of God'

05-24-2020
In this June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
In this June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Former Florida US Rep. Allen West is praising God for His protection after he sustained serious injuries during a motorcycle accident in Waco, Texas Saturday afternoon.  In a new Facebook post, he reveals he's now home from the hospital and recovering. 

The former congressman had been airlifted to a hospital, according to an earlier post on West's Facebook page.

"On his drive back from the 'Free Texas Rally' in Austin, TX, Lt. Col. Allen West was involved in an accident when a car cut in front of him. He is recovering, in stable condition, and has his family with him," the post reads.

"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, a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, is also a candidate for a chair with the Texas GOP. 

Luke Twombly, a spokesperson for West's campaign said his 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."

"LTC West thanks the public for their well-wishes and outpouring of support, and continued prayers on his behalf are appreciated."

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