Ganado man files lawsuit after being hit by a motor crane

May 28, 2012 at 12:28 a.m.
Updated May 29, 2012 at 12:29 a.m.

A Ganado man is suing for negligence after being hit by a motor crane.

James Stewart Cantu filed the lawsuit in district court in January against defendants Dalton Crane LLC and Miguel Angelo Trevino.

Cantu claims he suffered mental anguish and permanent physical injuries after the vehicle he was in was hit in November 2011 by a motor crane being operated on U.S. 59 by Trevino, an employee of Dalton Crane, according to the lawsuit.

George Burns, attorney for the defendants, filed a response in February offering a general denial against the allegations. He did not return calls for comment.

Trevino is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to yield the right of way, failing to turn his vehicle in order to avoid the collision and failing to stop before entering the intersection, among other claims.

Meanwhile, Dalton Crane is accused of failing to adequately train Trevino on safe driving procedures when operating the crane and failing to equip the crane with conspicuous marking and reflectors meant to prevent a hazard to other motorists, according to the lawsuit.

Cantu is seeking damages for mental anguish, physical injuries along with past and future loss of earning capacities.

Rex Easley, Cantu's attorney, declined to comment on the case.



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