Fort Bend County associate district Judge Don Bankson is recovering in an Austin hospital after being involved in a car crash on Tuesday night.

Bankson posted on his Facebook page saying that he was rear-ended that totaled his car. He said he had two broken ribs and a severe laceration on his scalp.

His wife, Susan, suffered a fractured collarbone in the accident.

“(We’re) both lucky to be here,” Don wrote. “Looks like (we’ll) be here for a few days.”

Bankston was appointed an associate judge in the 268th District Court in October, appointed by District Judge O’Neil Williams.

A day before the accident, Bankston, who has worked with the Texas Democratic Party for several years, stepped down from the party’s executive committee.

“Due to responsibilities and limitations on being appointed associate district judge, I have resigned my position on (the) State Democratic Executive Committee,” Bankston wrote. “In 2006, I began service on SDEC as an insurgent and excited as part of the establishment.

“I worked with the best state party staff in the country and the best state chair, and my friend, (Texas Democratic Party chairman) Gilberto Hinojosa.”

Bankston and his wife are expected to leave the hospital and return to Richmond no later than Monday.

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