Report: Suh sued for $1 million in damages from Oregon car crash last year

Posted by ttwentyman on July 26, 2012 – 8:50 pm

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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12 Responses to “Report: Suh sued for $1 million in damages from Oregon car crash last year”

  1. By Warren on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    What a joke. There’s no way he pays out a million

  2. By Bill on Jul 27, 2012 | Reply

    Come on really

  3. By Rick on Jul 27, 2012 | Reply

    What a crock of sh*t!!! I hope Suh and his lawyer fight this, and then sue for frivolous lawsuit. This crazy biddy thinks she just won the bloody lottery.

  4. By Aron on Jul 27, 2012 | Reply

    Oh boy, someone had dollar signs flash before their eyes. She probably wouldn’t have filed suit if the driver had been some average guy. It’s possible she has a legitimate claim, but to wait so long, and knowing how people love to grab at easy money instead of earning their own… well, good luck Suh, hope you kick her tail in court!

  5. By Benn on Jul 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been a victim of a frivolous lawsuit and if ever one smacked of it it’s this one. The person brought a claim against my business and figured she’d settle out of court for a nice chunk of money. I refused to have that proverbial gun held to my head and fought her ridiculous and trumped up charge in court and prevailed. Here’s the kicker…it cost me over $234,000.00 in court costs and legal fees…and I WON!!! There’s no such thing as suing for bringing a frivolous action because the people that bring them are, for the most part, without money, which is their reason for bringing the action against you in the first place! I KNOW this woman will lose the case, but the problem is Suh will have to go through the court of public opinion and will probably settle the matter so that he can put this nonsense behind him, thereby giving the victim/THIEF just what she wanted. She should have been thrilled that she came away from that “accident” with only a cut over her eye and thanked her lucky stars Suh wasn’t drunk, and there were no other mitigating circumstances that would have caused her REAL hardship down the road. Some people are simply litigious folks looking for that one slip and fall, that one spilled hot cup of McDonald’s coffee away from making their million dollars. The best word I have for them is KARMA!!

  6. By UnknownWriter on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Suh,
    Defend this suit with everything you got. From the story, there were others in the car besides you and her. How much you want to bet the others are waiting to see how you handle this suit before filing their own suits. Also, hire a PI to see if she does any lifting or other stressful activity. I’m willing to bet she is just trying to get what appears to be easy money. Don’t forget to counter sue her for legal fees and court costs.

    Go LIONS!

  7. By Unknown on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    Just don’t LIE this time…. nobody likes a LIER!!!!!

  8. By Marc on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    What do you expect from a liberal who doesn’t work, collects every type of gubmint hand-out check to support her alcohol and drug habit, plus, Obama created a job for an attorney who can’t find clients, SUH her back….

  9. By Marc on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    How’s this for a perspective, the road caused the accident, Suh didn’t build that somebody else did, the President says so……

  10. By James D in ABQ on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like Suh should hire a detective; this “daly backpain” is impossible to prove or disprove as real but some candid snapshots could shed some light. A million dallors seem excessive, but then there is no justice in the courts system.

  11. By J.R. on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Plain and simple..!!!!!! Twentyman stick to football. This is for fox news or who ever. I look to you for Team updates, not distractions!

  12. By Navyvet1977 on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Obviously this is a clear intent to cash in on the rich. If this had been an average guy, this wouldn’t be happening. Hope the judge throws this rediculious lawsuit “out”. *itch get a job!

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