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Police: Patterson Among 4 People In Car Crash Not Wearing Seatbelt

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PONTIAC (WWJ) – New information is being released regarding the car crash that injured four people including Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Friday in Auburn Hills.

The report released from Auburn Hills police state that neither Patterson nor his driver, an ex-state trooper, were wearing seatbelts in the Chrysler 300 at the time of the crash. The report also states the driver and passenger in the other car, a Volkswagon Passat, were not wearing seatbelts.

Due to the extent of injuries to persons involved in the crash the case is being presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office when the investigation is complete. At this point no date has been determined when the case will be presented to the prosecutor’s office.

No decision will be made on the issuance of citations until the case is reviewed by the prosecutor.

Police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Police said that it appears the driver of the Volkswagen failed to yield the right of way causing the crash.

The accident happened Friday afternoon at the intersection of Walton Blvd. and Opdyke Road in Auburn Hills.

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