Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was sued Thursday in the Multnomah County (OR) Court in relation to a traffic accident that occurred in Portland, OR last December.
The plaintiff, Saadia Van Winkle, claims she has suffered physical harm and emotional distress as a result of the accident.
In her complaint, Van Winkle claims Suh intimidated her after the accident, instructed her to get out of the car despite the fact she was bleeding above her eye and mouth, and refused her right to medical transport by claiming to authorities there were no injuries at the scene.
The accident occurred in the early morning of December 3, 2011 while Suh was suspended from the Lions for stomping on Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Additionally, Van Winkle claims in the lawsuit that Suh visited her house without invitation the day following the incident and offered her $700 in exchange for her not making a claim regarding her injuries.
In total, the lawsuit asks for $1,006,512.05 in damages, with a right to move to amend to seek punitive damages and seek such other relief as the court deems appropriate.
Suh is expected on the field Friday afternoon when the Lions hold their first practice of training camp.
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