In opposition, plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact. She argued to the motion court that it was undisputed that defendant-driver saw co-defendant's vehicle prior to the collision, yet she did not come forward with evidence indicating that defendant-driver had a reasonable opportunity to avoid the collision. Plaintiff's argument that defendant-driver failed to reduce his speed when passing through the intersection was conclusory and unsupported, and at his deposition, co-defendant conceded that he simply did not see defendant-driver's car before attempting a left turn, and that his view of oncoming traffic was obscured.
Student note: The unsworn police accident report was hearsay evidence, and insufficient to defeat the cross-motion.
Case: Revels v. Schoeps, NY Slip Op 05229 (1st Dep't June 30, 2016)
Here is the decision.
Tomorrow's issue: The homeowner's exemption from liability under the Labor Law.