INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, has been released from the hospital and is recuperating at home some six weeks after being critically injured in a Northern Michigan motorcycle crash.
In a statement released Thursday, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said Brown's "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, is a retired emergency room physician and commonly known as "Doc" around the Statehouse.
He's also chairman of the budget-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
Bosma did not indicate whether Brown will be healthy enough to tackle the demanding task of crafting the state's roughly $34 billion, two-year budget when the General Assembly convenes in January.
On Sept. 12, Brown was thrown from his motorcycle after striking an SUV that pulled in front of him and state Rep. Mike Speedy, R-Indianapolis, as they rode their motorcycles near Michigan's Mackinac Bridge.
Few details about Brown's condition have been publicly released. But Speedy told an Indianapolis newspaper that Brown was put into a medically-induced coma following the crash as part of the process of addressing Brown's numerous injuries.