PORTLAND -- Detroit Lions star and Portland native Ndamukong Suh was involved in a downtown Portland crash early Saturday morning, police said.
Police were called just after 1 a.m. to the report of a crash at SW 3rd Avenue and W Burnside Street, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
Responding officers found a 1970 Chevrolet Coupe that had crashed into a tree.
Witness photos: Ndamukong Suh downtown Portland crash scene
Police said Suh had been headed southbound on 3rd Avenue, crossing W Burnside Street, when he tried to drive around a stopped taxi and lost control of his car. According to the police report the back end of the car spun out and it hit the curb, a tree, a water fountain and a light pole before coming to rest on the southeast corner of the intersection.
No citations were issued and no damage estimate was available.
Police report: Suh traffic crash
Officers said Suh was not impaired and simply lost control of his vehicle.
Neither Suh nor his two passengers were injured in the crash and Suh was polite and cooperative with the officers, Simpson said. Suh's vehicle was towed from the scene and insurance information was provided to police.
The Lions recently suspended Suh for two games for roughing up a Green Bay Packers lineman after a play was over during a game.
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Suh grew up in Portland and played for Grant High School. He was the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft and was named AP Rookie of the Year in 2010 for the Lions.
He and his hometown of Portland were featured in a national Chrysler ad last spring.