Man filing lawsuit against BP gas station after attack

Published: Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:35 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2015 at 2:19 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Good Samaritan attacked outside a gas station filed a lawsuit against the station's owner and BP Product North America.

Orrden Williams Jr. is filing the suit on grounds of security and safety negligence. He said the action is in response to injuries he sustained as part of the mob attack.

In April 2015, he was surrounded by a group of teenagers at the BP One Stop at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Cleveland Street.  A woman inside the gas station said she was afraid to walk outside because a large group of teenagers had gathered in the area.  After Williams walked the woman to her car, one of the teens punched him in the back of the head.

The teens continued to attack him as he rushed to his car where his fiance and child were waiting.  According to the lawsuit, Williams was severely beaten.

Several teenagers accused of being a part of the attack have since been arrested. However, Williams and his family are seeking damages against the gas station itself.

William's fiance and their children are also parties in the suit, claiming physical and psychological injuries.

Local attorneys John Ryder and Pablo Varela are partnering with Houston attorney Joe Sibley to represent Williams.

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