Two passengers in Ndamukong Suh’s car at the time of his crash last week dispute the account that Suh gave to police.
The police have amended the police report to reflect the new passenger testimony. Suh told police he lost control of his car while trying to pass a taxicab and no one was hurt. (Suh’s car hit a tree.)
One passenger says there was no cab, one of them was hurt, and Suh was just trying to show off.
“When the light turned green, he floored it,” one woman passenger told KGW 8 in Portland, Oregon. “I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls.”
That woman says she suffered a black eye and a busted lip which required stitches. Suh told police no one needed to go to the hospital, but the woman said she asked Suh to call for an ambulance and he refused, telling her she was fine.
She eventually left the scene and called her husband, who took her to the hospital. Another passenger that called 9-1-1 verified that Suh seemed to be trying to “show off” with his car.
It’s hard to know what to make of this story. Perhaps there are grounds for a civil suit, but police don’t seem too bothered about it.
“At no point did anyone there tell an officer that he [Suh] was driving out of control,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson said. “The crash doesn’t meet our threshold for investigation which is vulnerable road user, DUI, or serious trauma injury.”