Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson remains hospitalized following a .
Patterson is in stable condition and recovering from orthopedic injuries at McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, his staff has said.
According to a statement released Monday afternoon by Patterson's office, Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald Poisson met with Patterson’s staff Monday morning to go over county business.
"Brooks’ team has been in place a long time,” Poisson said. “They all do a great job."
Patterson was the passenger in a car traveling east on Walton Boulevard around 4 p.m. Friday when a car turning left onto Opdyke from westbound Walton turned in front of Patterson's car at a flashing yellow light, according to news reports.
According to a report on ClickonDetroit.com, Patterson was not wearing a seatbelt.
Patterson, 73, has been the county executive for 18 years. After receiving an influx of flowers at the hospital over the weekend, Patterson's staff asked that get-well-soon gifts be sent as a donation to , the half-marathon race in Rochester that Patterson founded five years ago. The donations will help fund Brooksie Way Minigrants, which are awarded to Oakland County organizations that promote health and wellness. Send donations to:
- The Brooksie Way; P.O. Box 81576; Rochester, MI 48308
In addition, you can send cards to Patterson here:
- Get Well Brooks; c/o County Executive Office; 2100 Pontiac Lake Road; Waterford, MI, 48328-0409