Oglala Sioux Tribe president injured in car accident

2012-12-30T13:58:00Z 2012-12-30T19:24:11Z Oglala Sioux Tribe president injured in car accidentAaron Orlowski Journal staff Rapid City Journal
December 30, 2012 1:58 pm  • 

The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe broke his hip Sunday in a traffic accident, according to a tribal official.

Bryan Brewer, 65, who was elected tribal president in November, was injured in the wreck near Red Shirt Table on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Angie Sam, the president’s administrative assistant, said Sunday.

"At this time, we're not real clear on it. It was a one-vehicle accident," Sam said. "President Brewer is still pretty heavily medicated."

The accident remains under investigation, she said.

"We do know he went off the road and that's how he sustained his injuries," Sam said. "He has some lacerations on his scalp and he did break his hip, but it was a clean break."

Brewer is recovering at Rapid City Regional Hospital, according to a statement released by the tribe.

Sam did not expect the injuries to sideline Brewer's ability to fulfill his duties as tribal president, although some meetings may need to be rescheduled due to his injuries, she said.

Contact Aaron Orlowski at 484-7069 or aaron.orlowski@rapidcityjournal.com

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  1. selfhelpjon
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    selfhelpjon - December 31, 2012 12:35 am
    I seen it with my own two eyes... sorry
  2. Rez Hoofz
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    Rez Hoofz - December 30, 2012 7:40 pm
    selfhelpjon I'm sorry but the info you have stated is incorrect.
  3. selfhelpjon
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    selfhelpjon - December 30, 2012 3:17 pm
    Poor guy hope he makes it out okay. He crashed into a tree at the Red Shirt School playground. I don't know the speed limit but it's a school zone and there are usually children present. Thankfully the injuries weren't worse or to any child. Let this be a reminder to drive slowly in these types of areas
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