A woman involved in a car accident with Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is suing him for $1 million, according to reports by the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News.
The suit, filed in an Oregon court Thursday by Saadia Van Winkle, claims Suh engaged in negligence, reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress when he crashed his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe into a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree on Dec. 3, 2011, in Portland.
Police said Suh was not impaired and was cooperative with officers after the accident. In the days following the accident, police amended their report after the passengers reported their injuries but had no plans to investigate the accident further.
Van Winkle’s attorney, Sarah Nelson, told the Detroit News her client suffered neck and back injuries, including a cut above her eye, requiring stitches.
“My client was bleeding at the scene, had a laceration above the right eye,” Nelson told the paper. “She still struggles with daily back pain and has got a scar above her right eye.”
A court date has not been set, according to The News.
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