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Melissa Moreira v. Paulino Ramos

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department


May 10, 2012

MELISSA MOREIRA,
PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
PAULINO RAMOS,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Moreira v Ramos

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on May 10, 2012

Tom, J.P., Andrias, Catterson, Acosta, Manzanet-Daniels, JJ.

Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Mary Ann Brigantti-Hughes, J.), entered July 20, 2011, which denied defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Plaintiff was injured when she came in contact with defendant's vehicle. Defendant testified that plaintiff, while "messing with a radio," walked into the passenger side of his van as she attempted to cross the street in the middle of the block from between two parked cars. Defendant also stated that he was driving between 10 and 15 miles per hour at the time of impact. Plaintiff had a limited recollection of the accident, but she remembered reaching the corner of the intersection and that she was not listening to music. Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to plaintiff, triable issues of fact exist as to whether plaintiff was in an intersection crossing at the time of the accident and whether defendant failed to exercise due care to avoid the accident (see Wein v Robinson, 92 AD3d 578 [2012]; Villaverde v Santiago-Aponte, 84 AD3d 506 [2011]).

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: MAY 10, 2012

CLERK

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