Two women say they were injured when Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh crashed his car into a tree in downtown Portland over the weekend.
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Portland police had originally said there were no injuries in the accident early Saturday. But police said Monday that two passengers later came forward to say they were hurt and left the scene before officers arrived.
Sgt. Pete Simpson says one woman reported bruises and soreness, and the other reported a cut to her forehead and a black eye. Their names were not released.
One of the women said in an interview with KGW-TV on Monday: "When the light turned green, he floored it. I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls."
She also told the television station that she came forward to amend the police report after Suh promised to do it but never did.
According to the passenger, she also told Suh that she was hurt. "I just said, ‘I’m hurt and I need to go to the hospital,’" she said in the interview.
But she said Suh’s response to her was, "You’re fine."
According to police, the women left the scene of the accident before they arrived to avoid attention and seek medical assistance.
A witness who called 9-1-1 to report the crash also spoke to KGW on Monday, saying that the driver "floored it" when a stoplight turned green in an attempt to "show off" with screeching tires.
The witness also told the television station that there were no cars in front of Suh’s vehicle, and he did not see a taxicab either. He said he watched the vintage car hit a light pole, a fountain and then crash into a tree.
Suh told police he was trying to avoid a stopped taxicab when he lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Coupe.
Police say Suh was not impaired and was not cited. They are not re-opening the investigation.