Former Congressman Allen West Released From Waco Hospital Following Motorcycle Crash

Former Florida Congressman Allen West
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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

WACO (1080 KRLD) - Former Florida Congressman Allen West, now a Texas resident, is out of the hospital after being treated for broken bones, cuts and a concussion suffered in a weekend motorcycle crash on I-35 about 20 miles north of Waco.

West and a friend were riding their motorcycles back from Austin on Saturday when a driver cut them off, causing the two motorcycles to collide and injuring West.

He was released from a Waco hospital yesterday with both arms heavily bandaged and one in a sling.

In a video on his Facebook page, West joked about the road rash on his face, saying "they're making a new Scar Face movie and I'm going to be starring in it." 

West is a candidate to become chairman of the Texas Republican Party and says this accident will not stop his efforts.