West is in stable condition, a post on his Facebook page said Sunday morning.
“Allen West is currently dealing with a concussion, several fractured bones, and multiple lacerations,” the post said. It quoted West as saying, “I am alive by the grace of God.”
West, currently a candidate for chair of the Republican Party of Texas, was riding a motorcycle following a “Free Texas Rally” in Austin when a vehicle cut in front of him, the posts from his team said.
Citing local law enforcement, West’s accounts said the vehicle changed lanes in front of two motorcyclists. The motorcyclist in front tried to brake, and the rear motorcyclist crashed into the first. CNN is working to get a copy of the accident report.
West was airlifted to the hospital. He’s expected to be released on Monday, another post said.
“He plans to continue to be a proponent of freedom and the state of Texas, and will resume his normal calendar of activities as given clearance by his medical team.”
West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, was elected to Congress in November 2010. He lost his seat two years later following a bitter campaign against Democrat Patrick Murphy.