House Ways & Means chair at home recovering from motorcycle accident

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The chairman of the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee is at home recovering from a motorcycle accident that happened Sept. 12, according to House Speaker Brian Bosma.

Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, was critically injured in a motorcycle accident near the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. Brown was thrown from his motorcycle when it struck an SUV that pulled out in front of him. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Brown was in a medically induced coma after the accident and was taken to a hospital in Ann Arbor after a short stay in Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignance, Michigan.

Bosma released a statement Thursday about Brown’s recovery efforts.

“Tim is now recovering at home with his wife, Jane, and going through therapy,” Bosma said in the statement. “His condition continues to improve and he’s impressed his doctors with his progress. Tim’s family sincerely appreciates all of the support and prayers, and ask for continued respect of their privacy while Doc focuses on his recovery.”

Brown, 62, has served as a representative since 1994 and is chair of the influential House Ways & Means Committee. 

He is also a retired emergency room physician. He lives in Crawfordsville with his wife and has four daughters.

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