Almost 12 weeks after being seriously injured in a car crash, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will return to work at his Waterford office this week.
Patterson is scheduled to return to the office Tuesday. He will conduct a meeting with his deputy county executives and directors, then address the media Tuesday afternoon, according to his communications officer, Bill Mullan.
“As I enter the next phase of my physical rehabilitation, I will resume my daily duties at the Executive Office Building,” Patterson said in a statement. “This is where I belong.”
Patterson was injured Aug. 10 when the Chrysler 300 he had been riding in was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of Opdyke and Walton roads in Auburn Hills.
He suffered a broken hip, leg, ankle, five ribs and both wrists. He spent a total of five weeks at McLaren Hospital and was then released to a private location for rehabilitation.
In an interview with Patch last month, Patterson said his daily physical therapy routine consisted of mostly weights and "toning" exercises. He said he has spoken to members of his staff daily while in rehabilitation.
For more about this ongoing story:
- L. Brooks Patterson Released From Hospital
- January Trial Set for Driver Who Crashed Into Brooks Patterson
- L. Brooks Patterson Ticketed for Not Wearing His Seatbelt in August Crash
- Brooks Patterson Says He Remembers Nothing of the Aug. 10 Crash