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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 3, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

I GET IT ,HE STOMPED ON THE GAS PEDDLE LIKE HE DID TOTHAT PACKER PLAYER



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Who cares what Suh or the passengers say. What does the scene say? The police should be able to look at the roadway factors, tire marks, and damage to the vehicle and tree and come to a conclusion whether Suh was driving like an idiot.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Suh was just tryin to remove himself from the "sit- yoo- a- shun".  He lost his balance an dats why he stepped so hard on da "gas-o- leen" pedal.



Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Redwings=Suh Apologist Spin Meister Numero Uno



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Hi, Redwings.  Enjoy your posts as always.

I'm unclear on some things after reading this article and your posts.  I imagine you've read a lot more about it (in the Detroit area) than I have.  But when the police filed their initial report, did they talk to the passengers at all, or did they get all their information from Suh himself?  (I assume they at least went to the scene.)  If they didn't, and if the passengers were out of earshot when Suh was talking to the police--especially if there were a bunch of other people around--it may not be too surprising that the passengers didn't make any statements to the police at the time, relating to a point you're stressing.  Again, I don't know this was the case, and if you've heard otherwise, feel free to disabuse me.

I am also curious as to why the police originally thought there were two passengers and now say there were three.  How does that happen?  (That's not a rhetorical question, by the way.)  E.g., thepolice certainly couldn't have interviewed all three passengers if they thought there were only two.  Certainly suggests that the police got all their original information from one source.

Again, I freely admit that I don't know what all happened here.  If you've read additional info that most of us around the country don't have, feel free to share it. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

its a shame that people see the all might dollar and suddenly 
remember events differently .

Money rules, that's the bottom line.  There were at least 2 people that had the chance to speak with the cops that night and get their statement on the official police report.  And it's not like the cop suddenly appeared there like a genie and left 2 seconds later, they had plenty of time to think about what they wanted to say, accident reports take a while.   If Suh did something wrong, that was the time to talk about it.  No excuses... it makes no sense at all why not one of the other 3 people in the car said a negative word about Suh. Maybe one was seriously hurt, but there were at least 2 others.  Once again, no excuses.



Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:58 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Bottom line....Suh is an idiot!



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

I guess the woman cut her eyebrow and gave herself a black eye as well just to get a little spare change.  You guys are too much.  Being a sports star doesn't mean you get more money.  She might be entitled to some medical bills and a bit more for pain and suffering, but being famous doesn't add a multiplier.  I'm sure Suh was showing off his 70's Chevy Coupe and burned rubber off the line when the light turned green and lost control of his car.  It doesn't take a genius to figure that out.  Suh controlled the 911 call and I'm sure he answered questions to the police, but it's a wonder they didn't spend more time with the passengers.  Don't blame the girl.  This is easily a Reckless Driving charge along with a falsified report if a passenger requested medical assistance and Suh reported that everyone was fine.  What a Chump!!



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

P.O.S enough said.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Passengers say Suh lied about car accident

Suh is getting a reputation of not owning up to his actions on and now off the field.  He seems like a stand-up guy at times, but you have to wonder if he's just trying to cover his image, which is getting pretty tarnished this week and season.

Off the field Suh hasn't done a thing other then help people.  On the field he's made stupid mistakes... idiotic to say the least.

Until somebody explains to me why these people didn't tell the police officer Suh did something and decided to wait a couple days before speaking with the media, I'll continue with my theory that people love money. 


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