The defendant established his prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on the issue of liability by demonstrating that the infant’s negligent operation of his bicycle in failing to yield the right-of-way was the sole proximate cause of the accident (see Vehicle and Traffic Law §§ 1231, 1142[a]; 1172[a]; Zuleta v Quijada, 94 AD3d 876; Dimou v Iatauro, 72 AD3d 732; Thoresz v Vallone, 70 AD3d 1031). In opposition, the plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact. The defendant was entitled to anticipate that the infant would obey the traffic law and yield the right-of-way.
Therefore, the Second Department reversed the denial of defendant’s motion for summary judgment.
For you bicyclists: be careful out there.