December 17, 2014

Suh’s lawyer expects him to pay accident victim

It appears former Nebraska defensive standout Ndamukong Suh will pay out some money to one of the passengers in his vehicle during a one car accident in Portland, OR., last December. Saadia Van Winkle, is suing him for more than $1 million. Suh’s attorney’s concedes Suh rightfully needs to pay up…just not that much money.

A statement released by Suh’s attorney Michael Learner says, “Ms. Van Winkle was a passenger in a vehicle Mr Suh was driving last December when he was involved in an unfortunate accident. Ms. Van Winkle suffered minor injuries in that accident, was examined at the hospital and released that night. Mr. Suh immediately called 911 to report the accident and told the police exactly what happened. After a thorough investigation by the police they determined no citation should be issued. Mr. Suh acknowledges Ms. Van Winkle should receive fair compensation for any injury she sustained or medical expense or wage loss she incurred and Mr. Suh has attempted to resolve the matter fairly with her. She has rejected those attempts and has now filed a lawsuit against Mr. Suh asking for more than $1,000,000. According to that lawsuit, she has incurred approximately $4,000 in medical expenses, and lost wages in the amount of $2,500. Mr. Suh denies many of the allegations in the complaint, but now it appears a jury will have to decide how to fairly compensate Ms. Van Winkle for her injury.”

Suh claimed to Portland police, who determined he was not impaired at the time of the accident, that he went to pass a taxi cab when he lost control of his car. Later, one of the passengers reported to a Portland TV station that Suh gunned the accelerator leaving a stoplight. The passenger reported they were thrown around like rag dolls.