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Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:22 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2011 8:23 pm
 
New details emerge from Suh's auto accident over the weekend in Portland, Oregon (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Suspended Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was in a one-car accident Saturday in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Officers on the scene determined that Suh wasn't impaired and "simply lost control of his vehicle." Neither Suh nor the two other passengers in the car were injured according to the report.

Two days later, two passengers in the car told KGW 8 Portland that Suh lied to police about the accident.

Suh's original story to police was that he was trying to pass a taxicab when he lost control of his car. The two passengers now have a different account of what happened.

“When the light turned green, he floored it,” one of the passengers told KGW. “I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls.”

The woman said she sustained injuries in the wreck including a cut on her eyebrow, black eye and a busted lip. Suh, according to reports, was among those who called 911. When he was asked “Are you sure you don’t need an ambulance?” he said, “Yes, everyone is fine.”

More details via KGW:
Yet the female passenger told KGW she did ask Suh to call an ambulance. She said he refused and told her she was fine. She eventually walked down the street and had her husband pick her up and take her to Oregon Health and Science University for treatment.

The woman said nearly 50 people swarmed Suh’s car after the crash and started snapping photos and she felt he was more worried about his image than her injuries.
The amended police report now says that there were four people in the car, not three, and that one person was seriously injured.

Still, authorities told KGW that they have no plans for issuing any citations from the accident. “At no point did anyone there tell an officer that [Suh] was driving out of control,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson. “The crash doesn’t meet our threshold for investigation which is vulnerable road user, DUI, or serious trauma injury.”

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Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

"what on earth is a married woman doing hanging out with Suh, a pro football player at 3am? "

Really.  Story is incredibly odd isn't it.  Maybe the attention will motivate the local police to do its job?





Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

I think she was the wife of the starting QB for the Portland Gold Diggers arena league.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:41 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Cut it out, SeanAvery4 (10:33).
Someone clue me in: how do we report such posts?  I don't see any convenient tabs or anything here . . .



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Well this guy is getting a little annoying now.  He is suspended so what does he do with his free time, get in more trouble.  You'd think he would be laying low.  Maybe he should be focusing on his return to the Lions.  Staying in shape, working out some, etc, etc.  Just because he cannot go to the Lions facilities does not mean he cannot do something on his own.  My guess this is the heir apparent to Albert Haynesworth.  I wonder when Roger will be making a call to him.  This guy is well on his way to be out of the NFL completely in a few years.  I wonder if Mr. Suh has notice he ain't getting a game check last week and this week and if he keeps this up never again.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

redwings, I hadn't read your 10:24 post when I submitted my last one.  I'm not at all saying I have confidence in what any of the witnesses are saying.  You may possibly be right about them.  I'm just saying a lot of it looks odd, not just their statements. 


SeanAvery4
Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:33 pm
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Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Suh didn't stomp on the gas pedal, he was "trying to get his balance." seriously this guy may have a problem... of some kind



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:28 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Why won't Tebow just shut up! I want kids to look at Suh as a role model instead!



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:27 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

I have to say also that it looks a little odd that the police would say no charges could be filed against Suh just because he wasn't alcohol-impaired or other drug-impaired, or for either of the other two scenarios they give.  Don't they have a "reckless driving" statute in Oregon?  Barring an act of God (which I haven't heard suggested), or interference from passengers or equipment failure (neither of which I've heard suggested), it's hard to conjure up a scenario where a car goes off the road and hits a tree without there being at least one violation of the vehicle code (or whatever they call it out there).  How did the car get there if he did obey all the laws?
Perhaps they mean that they just don't have enough evidence--i.e., in this case, witnesses willing to testify, I suppose.  Maybe they came to that conclusion before reading the one witness's statement, though I don't think that's clear from the article. 

Also, and pardon my ignorance, I haven't heard the term "vulnerable road user" before.  I wonder if that's a local term of art, or a universal police term?  Anyway, it prompts the obvious question, "vulnerable as a result of what?"  If "vulnerable" as a result of driving too fast, or recklessly, etc., I'm not quite sure I follow the police's logic on this.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Hey Argo.   All we can really do is piece this thing together using various reports to do so.  This is a quote from Portland Police Bureau.

“At no point did anyone there tell an officer that he [Suh] was driving out of control,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau. “The crash doesn’t meet our threshold for investigation which is vulnerable road user, DUI, or serious trauma injury.”


They interviewed at least 1, if not two passengers that were on the scene.  In the original report they didn't tell the police Suh did anything wrong beyond losing control of the car and possibly speeding which a few of us on these boards have done in our lives.  In another story they mention a woman who supposedly said she needed to go to the hospital so she called her husband?  Why would you do that?  I doubt her husband would make it there much faster then the police or ambulance would. So why wouldn't she use her phone to call 911 and tell her story at that time?  Or why wouldn't she wait for the police, report Suh and ask to be taken to the hospital?  I'm certain if a passenger would have asked for privacy the police would be happy to speak to either of them privately in their car. 

It just doesn't make sense to me, that's all. It appears to me like they were hanging around with Suh, he was speeding and lost control of his car and they crashed.  In my opinion from everything I read it just seems like they were spoken to after the fact and told there was money to be made.  So because of this they decided to call the police a day or two later and ask for the police report to be revised.

Either way, I'm pretty sure they'll make some money off this since that's how things go in North America.....  if Suh would have been drunk or on drugs, I wouldn't defend him.  But I'm guessing if he was speeding it probably didn't suddenly start at 3am..... 

And Argo, what on earth is a married woman doing hanging out with Suh, a pro football player at 3am?  I don't know if you're married, but unless I die or my wife divorces me, that just wouldn't happen, not even once.  
 


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