DETROIT - 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.
Portland police said Suh lost control of this 1970 Chevrolet coupe.
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