Patterson releases first statement after August car accident

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has released his first statement since a car accident on August 10 landed him and two others in the hospital.

"I'm on the mend and look forward to returning to the office soon," Patterson said in a news release. "I broke a hip, leg, ankle, 5 ribs and both wrists in the accident and they need some time to heal. I just completed my first week of intensive physical therapy and rehabilitation and am pleased to report it went very well."

"My staff meets with me daily and they have done an outstanding job handling day-to-day operations. My team remains committed to continuing to implement my enduring goal of making Oakland County among the best places to live, work, play, and raise a family."

There is no date set for Patterson's release from the rehabilitation unit at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, where he is in his second week of physical therapy, according to a news release.He plans to provide weekly updates on his progress.

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