Lois SCHAEFFER and John A. Schaeffer, Respondents, v. Reno DI DOMENICO, Appellant.
Plaintiffs commenced this action to recover damages for injuries they sustained when their automobile was struck by a police vehicle driven by defendant, a Monroe County Deputy Sheriff. At the time of the accident, defendant was responding to a report of a fight in the vicinity. Defendant moved for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that he is immune from liability pursuant to Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1104.
Supreme Court properly denied that motion. Defendant failed to establish as a matter of law that he did not act in reckless disregard for the safety of others when he crossed into the turning lane for oncoming traffic and proceeded through a congested intersection at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour (see, Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1104[e]; Campbell v. City of Elmira, 84 N.Y.2d 505, 510-511, 620 N.Y.S.2d 302, 644 N.E.2d 993; Rouse v. Dahlem, 228 A.D.2d 777, 643 N.Y.S.2d 744).
Order unanimously affirmed with costs.