Woman sues Ndamukong Suh for role in Oregon car crash
Woman seeks more than $1 million, claiming Suh drove recklessly, inflicted emotional distress
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is the target of a lawsuit which claims he was driving recklessly last year when he was involved in a car crash in Portland, Oregon.
Saadia Van Winkle was in the back seat of Suh's car when the crash happened in December. Van Winkle is seeking more than $1 million in damages as she claims Suh engaged in reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Van Winkle also says she suffered neck and back injuries and a scar above her eye.
Suh has not commented on the suit.
Portland police said Suh was driving a 1970 Chevrolet coupe southbound on Third Avenue in a downtown part of the city just after 1 a.m. when he lost control, hit a curb, a light pole, drinking fountain and finally a tree.
Police said the 24-year-old "was not impaired and simply lost control of his vehicle."
Suh and his two passengers were not hurt. However, Van Winkle and the other passenger came forward a day after the crash to say they were, in fact, injured. The police report was amended to include the claims.
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Portland police said Suh lost control of this 1970 Chevrolet coupe.