County Executive Patterson Injured in Car Accident
According to news reports, L. Brooks Patterson suffered broken bones as a passenger in an Auburn Hills crash but is expected to make a full recovery.
Updated: Friday, Aug. 10, 9:13 p.m.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is hospitalized in surgery Friday night after suffering from non-life threatening injuries in a traffic accident, according to reports.
Patterson reportedly suffered from broken bones after the accident in Auburn Hills at the intersection of E. Walton Blvd. and N. Opdyke Rd. Officials at McLaren Health Center, formerly Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, could not estimate the length of time in which Patterson would remain there, but he expected to make a full recovery.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Patterson was the passenger in a vehicle traveling eastbound on Walton Boulevard. at about 4 p.m. when when a car traveling west did not yield at the Opdyke Road intersection.
Four people in total suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to reports.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Auburn Hills Police Department at 248-370-9444.