Lt Col Allen West At Home After Serious Motorcycle Accident

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Lt. Col. Allen West

WACO, TEXAS-(Ammoland.com)-Lt. Col. Allen West is recovering at home after doctors released him from the hospital after being involved in a serious motorcycle accident Saturday night outside of Waco, Texas, in the town of West.

The conservative icon and frequent TV guest was riding his motorcycle home from the Texas Freedom Rally that took place in Austin at the state Capitol. The rally focused on the reopening of the Lone Star state from the shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Around 5 PM, a car cut off two motorcycles on Interstate 35. The vehicle caused West to hit his brakes on his bike to avoid the vehicle. The second motorcycle clipped the back tire of the motorcycle West was riding, causing both riders to be thrown from their bikes.

EMTs arrived on the scene of the crash and determined West and the other motorcycle rider needed to be airlifted to a local trauma center. A medical flight crew flew him to Baylor Scott and White hospital, where doctors treated his injuries. The emergency doctors admitted him for non-life-threatening injuries. Hospital doctors released West on Monday. The Texas community met West with an outpouring of goodwill and well wishes upon his release.

West suffered a concussion, several fractured bones, a dislocated shoulder, and cuts all over his body. He emerged from the hospital with an arm in a sling, and the other arm bandaged up. He had visible injuries to his face. West prayed with his supporters outside the hospital and gave a brief statement to the gathered press. The Veteran took the opportunity to thank military members that sacrificed their lives to protect our country. He noted that the hospital discharged him on Memorial Day.

West moved to Texas from Florida after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented Florida’s Congressional 22nd district. He lost his reelection bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy after redistricting made the already liberal-leaning area even more staunchly left-leaning. It was the most expensive House race in history to that point. He is currently running for the chair of the Republican Party of Texas.

During his military career, West would earn various medals for his service in and out of Iraq. He would be awarded the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters, one Valor Device); Army Achievement Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Valorous Unit Award; Air Assault Badge; and the Master Parachutist Badge. West would return to war as an advisor to the Afghan National Army. In August of 2019, the Texas Guard swore him in as a lieutenant colonel.

In his first interview since the accident, West told Fox New’s Brian Kilmeade that he felt lucky to be alive and joked about crashing in a town named “West.” He also says he never lost consciousness and even joked with emergency medical personnel that if he were to die that they would not record his death as COVID-19.

West says he plans to keep fighting for Texas and America. He says he takes his oath to the Constitution seriously.

West is expected to make a full recovery.



About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

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jmb1911
jmb1911
1 month ago

Dear Lt. Colonel West,
Wishing you a speedy recovery and glad you are okay.

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
1 month ago

What the heck was he doing on two wheels at his age?LOL he is just asking for trouble! I knew in my early 30s to stick with 4tires under my arse! lol you have a way better chance at “not” getting hurt in a car accident if you in a vehicle rather then on one! We also all know the older yopu get the harder it is to recover! Stay off them bikes bro!LOL Thank GOD it wasnt worse! Now get ready to run for President in 2024 or even Vice Prez? You are a good man and great Patriot!… Read more »

Catatonic
Catatonic
1 month ago

When you’re released from a hospital, regardless of the reason you were in, the only thing you usually want to do is go home, rest, and recover. Watching this video, I felt very sorry for Lt. Col. West. This man, while obviously in pain and clearly fatigued, had to spend over fifteen minutes standing around, talking with people, and answering questions. He’s truly a gentleman. I can’t say the same for whomever staged this shameful scene. Had they actually had Lt. Col. West’s best interests in mind, they would have spirited him out of the hospital and home to bed… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

Get well soon Sir.

Arm up, carry on.

JayWPB
JayWPB
1 month ago

I wish you a speedy recovery, and wish you’d come back to Florida. You were the best thing in the government that we had going for us. Texas is lucky to have you.

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago

Colonel West, you have our families prayers and thanks. Prayers for a speedy recovery, and thanks for all you’ve done and continue to do for our Great Country. You exemplify the Army’s Motto of “This I’ll Defend” 24/7.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Col West, I would love to see you replace LaPierre but you’re too smart for that.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
1 month ago

Was the careless driver cited….. for fingering his smart phone while driving…. driving under the influence / drowsy? Butt-loads of clueless drivers on the roads these days with a DGAF attitude.

Dubi Loo
Dubi Loo
1 month ago
Reply to  MS-Steve

Also there are a few arrogant cagers that purposely aim for riders trying to create a crash. I do find it curious there is no information available about the cager and their charges, if any.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Dubi Loo

@MS-Steve & @DL – Sometimes an accident is really an accident. As a former rider I’m always looking for bikes, yet they can sometimes be harder to see. For those not specifically looking, one sees what one expects to see and often overlooks the rest. Quit riding because paranoia was beginning to overwhelm teh fun factor and for practicallity reasons. If you don’t have a cage – stay paranoid my friends. May be trite, but still true that “Just because you’re paranoid, does not mean they aren’t out to get you.” Drivers sometimes don;t see cars or even firetrucks with… Read more »

DarryH
DarryH
1 month ago

Why don’t people like this run for President?? Maybe they are too smart to run?? Here’s hoping hr makes a speedy and full recovery!!!!

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  DarryH

In the 2000 and 2004 Republican primaries I voted for the person I felt best for the job. His name is Alan Keyes.

Snuffy
Snuffy
1 month ago

Heal swiftly, Adam West. Your country still needs you.

ras52
ras52
1 month ago

God bless you Lt. Col. West. Have a speedy recovery!

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Godspeed Allen West! You have many more dragons to sley. Stay safe, stay true.

JFCrosby
JFCrosby
1 month ago

Allen West, always a gentleman. Blessings for a fast recovery…