Man alleges Bobcat struck his Mule, sues Motiva for $1M

David Yates Dec. 23, 2013, 2:49pm

Alleging a Motiva Enterprises employee struck his Mule with a Bobcat, Jose Cantu has filed suit against the refinery seeking more than $1,000,000 in damages. 

The suit was filed Dec. 11 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 27, 2012, Cantu was driving a Kawasaki Mule and was stopped on the side of South R Street in Port Arthur when a Bobcat 3400, driven by a Motiva employee, struck his vehicle.

The suit alleges the employee failed to control his rate of speed and further accuses Motiva of negligent entrustment.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages.

McAllen attorney Ricardo Garcia of Garcia & Karam represents him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A195-035

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