HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania state senator was in a motorcycle wreck more than a week ago and is recovering, his office said Thursday.
Republican Sen. Pat Browne was in Colorado, on his way to participate in a train photography event, when the crash occurred on Aug. 31, according to a release from his office. He was wearing a helmet.READ MORE: 'Most Egregious Story I've Ever Heard': Local Man Has Prostate Removed After Mistaken Cancer Diagnosis
He suffered a fractured neck, a broken orbital bone and a concussion, and required surgery. He is in stable condition and it may be weeks before he returns to Pennsylvania, his office said.READ MORE: One Of Last Marines To Leave Afghanistan Returns Home To Hero's Welcome In Ridley Township
Browne, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, represents Lehigh County in the Senate.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Surveillance Video Catches Olney Drive-By Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 5
Browne crashed a motorcycle in 2015, leaving him with a punctured lung, cracked ribs and a broken foot. He was charged at that time with his third drunken driving offense in a 20-year period. He apologized at the time, saying he was determined to get help with a drinking problem.