October 26, 2018

House Speaker: GOP Lawmaker Recovering At Home After Crash

House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown was thrown from his motorcycle when an SUV pulled in front of him near northern Michigan's Mackinac Bridge in September. - Courtesy Indiana House of Representatives Republican Caucus

House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown was thrown from his motorcycle when an SUV pulled in front of him near northern Michigan's Mackinac Bridge in September.

Courtesy Indiana House of Representatives Republican Caucus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's House speaker says a top-ranking Republican lawmaker is recovering at home more than a month after a serious motorcycle accident in Michigan.

Speaker Brian Bosma said in a statement Thursday that House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown is in therapy and continues to improve. He did not elaborate on the extent of Brown's injuries.

Brown was thrown from his motorcycle when an SUV pulled in front of him near northern Michigan's Mackinac Bridge. He was taken in critical condition to a Michigan hospital where he initially was kept in a medically induced coma following the September accident.

Brown was on a trip with fellow Republican Rep. Mike Speedy of Indianapolis, who wasn't injured.

Brown, a retired emergency room physician, has served in the Legislature since 1994.

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