A well-known Jackson County man is recovering after being struck by a car in Jefferson on Monday.
Bobby Patterson remains at Northeast Georgia Medical Center healing from multiple fractures to his right leg, along with facial fractures, bruises, and lacerations.
“We had all just concluded the American Legion Memorial Day Service in Jefferson,” said friend Andy Garrison. “Everyone was exiting the Post. Bobby was crossing the road when he was struck.”
Until Patterson is able to eat solid food, he will remain hospitalized. Once he is able to eat again, he will be moved to rehab, Garrison said.
“His brother reported that from when he saw him on Monday he has made remarkable progress, but still has a long road ahead of him.,” Garrison said. “His spirit seems to be good.”
Patterson’s only source of income has been yard work and his injuries will not allow him to resume his work schedule anytime soon, probably not this season.
An account has been established at Mountain Valley Bank in Jefferson titled "Bobby Patterson Recovery Fund". Donations may be made there.
Friends say Patterson loves to visit several church services, loves to eat, works hard doing odd jobs for many people, and loves making people laugh. Additionally he is good at keeping up with local news and politics.