L. Brooks Patterson remains under the care of doctors following car crash

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:24:20 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 17 2012 02:27:15 PM EDT

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson remains under the care of doctors and staff at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac one week after a two-vehicle crash in Auburn Hills.

Patterson underwent his third and final surgery to repair orthopedic injuries and his "prognosis is good."

The surgery was part of a treatment plan laid out by doctors at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac following a car crash this past Friday.

"Brooks has gone through his third and final orthopedic repair,” said Dr. Tressa Gardner, director of emergency services at McLaren Oakland Hospital. “The next step is to start our rehab therapy and the prognosis is good."

There is no date for Patterson's discharge, and he will remain under the care of doctors at the hospital until they feel he has recovered enough to go home.

Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald Poisson said Patterson’s continued recovery is great news.

“I guarantee one thing about Brooks, he wants to get back to the office as soon as possible,” Poisson said.

Patterson was not wearing his seat belt during the accident when the car he was riding at a busy Auburn Hills intersection.

He suffered broken wrists and leg injuries.

James Cram was the driver of the car at the time of the accident. We've learned that he sustained critical injuries and remains in the hospital.

"We’ve appreciated the cooperation of the media and their respect for the requested privacy of Brooks’ and Jim’s families," Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald Poisson said. "Brooks and Jim are receiving excellent care and their families are grateful for the prayers and concern the public has shown."


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