Senator Pat Browne involved in serious motorcycle accident in Allentown
Bethlehem, Pa. — The Morning Call in Allentown reports that Senator Pat Browne is being investigated as to whether he was under the influence when he crashed his motorcycle Saturday afternoon along Interstate 78.
According to reports, Browne lost control of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle at 4:30 p.m. as he entered the curve of the Exit 57 off-ramp to Lehigh Street. The motorcycle fell on its side and continued to slide on the road until it came to a rest.
Brown was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital with the severity of his injuries unknown.
Reports say, the crash is under investigation as a possible DUI, but so far no charges have been filed.
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman offered the following statement Sunday afternoon regarding Senator Browne’s recent motorcycle accident;
“Yesterday afternoon, Pat Browne was involved in a vehicle accident while traveling on his motorcycle in Allentown. No other individuals were involved and the accident is under review by the PA State Police. Pat has suffered considerable injuries, was in the Intensive Care Unit and is currently in stable condition at an area hospital.
“We have spoken with Pat’s wife, Heather, who is with him. At this time we believe he will be in the hospital for the upcoming days. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with Pat, Heather and their family during this very difficult time.”