Joseph D. SHELTON, Sr., Plaintiff-Respondent, v. CABLE EXPRESS, INC., and William K. Closser, Defendants-Appellants.
Supreme Court properly denied defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint on the ground of forum non conveniens (see, CPLR 327[a] ). Contrary to defendants' contention, the occurrence of the motor vehicle accident in New York is not the only connection with this State. An eyewitness is a New York resident and, as a result of the investigation of the New York State Police, defendant William K. Closser was cited for following too closely in violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1129(a) (cf., Dales v. Tiessen, 231 A.D.2d 920, 647 N.Y.S.2d 629; Singh v. Zuidema, 221 A.D.2d 1020, 634 N.Y.S.2d 301).
Order unanimously affirmed without costs.