lt Col Allen West Motorcycle : After being injured in a serious motorcycle accident in Texas this past weekend, Lt. Col. Allen West said Tuesday that he considers himself fortunate to be alive.
“The funny thing is, I crashed in a city called West, Texas, so how appropriate,” West said in his first interview since the terrifying crash on “The Brian Kilmeade Show.”
Allen West speaks out for the first time since his serious motorcycle accident: ‘I shouldn’t be alive,’ says the character
According to reports, West, a former Florida congressman who is now running for the Republican Party of Texas chairmanship, was hospitalised Saturday after being injured in a motorcycle accident.
According to KWTX-TV of Central Texas, the accident happened around 5 p.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 35 near mile marker 353 outside Waco, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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West told Kilmeade that he was suddenly clipped from behind by another vehicle while driving on I-35.
West explained, “Someone cut me off, and of course, I slowed down when they cut me off.”
“I’m not sure if it was another car or the guy on the motorcycle behind me who clipped my back wheel, but I went flying.”
Kilmeade said, “Thank God I didn’t get hit by another car or anything like that.”
West said the accident “scraped him up,” and he suffered a concussion and other injuries as a result.
“Both arms were bandaged, and I lost a lot of skin there. I lost skin on my face, dislocated my shoulder, and possibly fractured my arm.
In my right palm and across my left knee, I got a couple of bad lacerations.”
West claims he was never knocked out during the accident.
“I recall my bike slipping out from under me. I could feel it slipping from behind me, and you’re taught to let go of the bike if you don’t want to fall off.
That has the potential to be the most serious injury. “I was in the air for a while before landing on the ground and rolling around,” West explained.
“When I finally came to a halt, the first thing I did was wiggle my toes to reassure myself that my extremities were fine.
But when I tried to get up, I realised something was wrong with my upper body because I couldn’t get up and move,” West explained.
The worst part, according to West, was lying on the pavement after the accident.
West described the experience as “hellish,” adding that he joked with first responders about not being recorded as a COVID-19 case.
He described being in the hospital and discovering President Trump’s well wishes on Twitter.
“You’re sitting in the hospital on a Sunday, and my wife Angela comes in and tells you that President Trump just tweeted his best wishes, and you just start crying.”
And it’s difficult to hold back tears when you consider how many people were praying for you.
I just want to express my gratitude to them, as well as the staff at Baylor Scott & White [hospital] in Waco, Texas.
Because, Brian, I shouldn’t be alive. “Most people don’t survive that kind of accident,” he said.
After the incident, the former United States Army lieutenant colonel stated that he will continue to fight for Texas and America.
“I don’t want it to take the path that some people want it to take.”
That is not why I pledged allegiance to the Constitution. We’re going to keep fighting because that’s not what the men and women gave their lives for, and we remembered them on Memorial Day.”
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