Lions DT Ndamukong Suh Sued For More Than $1 Million After December Accident

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    A passenger in a one-car accident involving Ndamukong Suh last December is suing the Detroit Lions star defensive tackle for more than $1 million in Oregon court. In a complaint filed today, Saadia Van Winkle alleges Suh engaged in negligence, reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress after he crashed his 1970 Chevrolet Coupe into a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree in the early-morning hours of Dec. 3 while he was serving a two-game suspension from the Lions. Van Winkle’s attorney, Sarah Nelson, said her client suffered neck and back injuries in the accident and has a scar from a laceration above her eye that required stitches. Calls to Suh, his Portland attorney and the Lions weren’t immediately returned, but Nelson denied the suit was excessive or trying to exploit Suh’s fame. “I think what we say to that is these high-profile athletes and celebrity types always think that they can get away with this kind of stuff and they’re never held accountable,†Nelson said. “She wants to hold him accountable and she’s taking the charges very seriously. I think a jury will do the same. His conduct at the scene of the accident was egregious.â€

    Source: Detroit Free Press
     
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