Texas Sen. Seliger injured in Austin motorcycle accident

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas state Sen. Kel Seliger’s office says the lawmaker was injured and needed surgery after a motorcycle accident in Austin, but could return to work within days.

Spokeswoman Becky Womack said Seliger was injured Sunday afternoon in a collision with another vehicle. He was taken to a hospital where he had elbow and ankle surgery Monday but is expected to make a full recovery.

Womack said the 61-year-old Amarillo Republican was driving from the Austin airport to his apartment when he was injured. She did not immediately have more details of the accident.

Womack said Seliger did not have any passengers on the motorcycle.

Seliger is chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee.

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