State Rep in Bad Crash in Michigan

Posted: Updated:
State Rep. Tim Brown's 41st District includes portions of Montgomery, Boone and Tippecanoe counties. State Rep. Tim Brown's 41st District includes portions of Montgomery, Boone and Tippecanoe counties.

Indiana House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Tim Brown (R-41) remains hospitalized following a serious motorcycle crash. The incident occurred Wednesday morning during a ride in northern Michigan with Representative Mike Speedy (R-90). Our partners at WFYI report Brown is in critical condition in a Michigan hospital. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) said the motorcycle carrying Brown struck a sport-utility vehicle that pulled out in front of the riders. Speedy, Bosma said, avoided contact with the SUV and was not hurt.

In a statement, Bosma added "out of respect for Tim's family, we cannot confirm any details about his condition at this time. Tim is an invaluable member of our leadership team, a dedicated public servant and one of my most cherished friends. Our prayers are with him, his family and Rep. Speedy."

Governor Eric Holcomb said in a statement: "In addition to being a public servant and an extraordinary leader, Dr. Tim Brown is a fighter. Janet and I are praying for his recovery and ask Hoosiers across the state to join us."

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch said: "Tim is not only an important part of Indiana's state legislature, but also a wonderful friend and colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and State Rep. Mike Speedy."

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-16) said: "Dr. Brown is a remarkable man and beloved public servant, and I am very sad to hear the news that he has been involved in an accident. I hope Hoosiers will join me in offering thoughts and prayers of healing for Tim and strength for his family during this difficult time."

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-25) said: "I am saddened to hear the very concerning news that one of my most respected colleagues, Representative Tim Brown, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident today. We are relieved to hear that Representative Mike Speedy, who was traveling with him, was not injured. All of our thoughts and prayers are with Representative Brown and his family as we hope for his full recovery."

Brown is a retired emergency room physician and has been a member of the Indiana House since 1994.

  • Perspectives

    • Indiana's Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

      It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then made its way to the full Senate. Preceded by a lengthy deliberation by the Senate’s Republican caucus, the Senate voted 33-16 in favor of a watered-down...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Scotty McCreery will perform at Elkhart’s Lerner Theater on Idea Week’s Elkhart Day.

      Country Singer Joins Idea Week Line Up

      The University of Notre Dame has announced a new act joining this year's Idea Week innovation festival. The award-winning country singer got his start by winning “American Idol” in 2011. 

    • Picture Courtesy: Ratio Architects

      Hilton Bringing New Luxury Hotel Brand to Indy

      Hilton Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: HLT) has chosen Indianapolis as one of three markets where it will roll out its new luxury Signia Hilton brand. The hospitality company says Signia will target meeting professionals and business travelers hosting and attending large events. The 800-room Signia will be the larger of the two towers planned for the Pan Am Plaza site as part of a $120 million Indiana Convention Center expansion. Visit Indy Senior Vice President Chris Gahl expects...

    • Indiana's Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

      It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then made its way to the full Senate. Preceded by a lengthy deliberation by the Senate’s Republican caucus, the Senate voted 33-16 in favor of a watered-down...

    • New Leader Aims to Expose International School's Assets

      The new head of school at the International School of Indiana says she wants to build on 25 years of growth. Elizabeth Head, who became the school’s first female leader last month, says the school’s reputation for contributing to the workforce and attracting talent from around the world excited her about the job. She says the ISI is the only school of its kind not just in Indiana, but throughout the Midwest. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick...

    • Indiana is one of five states without a specific hate crimes law.

      Senate Passes Amended Hate Crimes Bill

      The Indiana Senate has passed a hate crimes bill, which includes a controversial amendment approved Wednesday in committee. The bill, which no longer includes a list of targeted groups, was approved by a vote of 39-10. The bill now includes a line stating criminal sentences can be lengthened for reasons "including bias."