UPDATE: Portland Police Investigate Traffic Crash Involving NFL Player Ndamukong Suh

UPDATE: Portland Police Investigate Traffic Crash Involving NFL Player Ndamukong Suh

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December 03, 2011 12:30


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According to the police report, Ndamukong Suh was driving his vehicle southbound on 3rd Avenue crossing West Burnside when he tried to go around a stopped taxi. Suh lost control of his car and the back end spun out, coming to rest on the southeast corner of 3rd and Burnside after hitting the curb, tree, water fountain, and light pole.

No citations were issued. The Portland Police Bureau does not perform traffic crash investigations on non-injury, non-DUII crashes.

No cost estimate of damage is available at this time.

To obtain a copy of the police report, email the Records Division at: PoliceBureau.Correspondence@PortlandOregon.gov and make a Public Records Request for Case #11-104451. Applicable fees will apply.



Early this morning, Saturday December 3, 2011, at 1:15 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a single car crash into a tree at Southwest 3rd and Burnside Street in Downtown Portland.

Officers arrived found a 1970 Chevrolet Coupe that crashed into a tree. Officers learned that the driver, 24-year-old Ndamukong Suh of Portland, lost control of the car as he drove southbound on 3rd Avenue crossing Burnside and hit a curb, light pole, drinking fountain, and a tree.

Officers spoke with Suh and determined that he was not impaired and simply lost control of his vehicle. Neither Suh or his two passengers were injured in the crash and Suh was polite and cooperative with the officers. Suh's vehicle was towed from the scene and insurance information was provided to police.

Suh plays for the Detroit Lions NFL team and is a graduate of Portland's Grant High School.


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