Candidate for Chair of Texas Republican Party Severely Injured in Motorcycle Wreck
WACO, TX- Dallasnews.com writes that candidates running for the position of chair of the Texas Republican Party sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle wreck that occurred near Waco this week. The candidate and former congressman from Florida is now focusing on recovering from the wreck.*
Updates provided on Facebook indicate that the man suffered multiple fractures, a concussion, and lacerations as a result of the crash, but is now in stable condition. At the time of the accident, the victim was traveling from the Texas Freedom Rally in Austin to the state capital. The event he had attended was focused on reopening Texas following the coronavirus lockdowns.
The candidate’s office stated that the victim was on his motorcycle when a car cut him off, causing him to strike another motorcycle. Responders airlifted the man to the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, which is located in Waco.
The crash reportedly occurred in the early evening in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35. The collision also left the other motorcyclist injured, but the injuries to that unidentified individual are not considered life-threatening. That person was reportedly being treated in the same medical facility.
Updates indicated that the victim would be taking the week off to focus on recovering.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle deaths declined by about five percent from 2017 to 2018. Still, 4,985 motorcyclists died in traffic crashes that year.
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