Decided December 8, 2003.
In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendant appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Tanenbaum, J.), dated March 4, 2003, which denied his motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that the plaintiff did not sustain a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102(d).
Kushel Horvat, (Robert F. Horvat of counsel), for appellant.
Eric H. Green, (Marc Gertler and Paul Ehrlich of counsel), for respondent.
Before: THOMAS A. ADAMS, WILLIAM F. MASTRO, JJ.
ORDERED that the order is reversed, on the law, with costs, the motion is granted, and the complaint is dismissed.
The defendant made out a prima facie case that the plaintiff's injuries were not serious based on the affirmed reports of his expert orthopedist and neurologist, who examined the plaintiff and concluded that there was no disability ( see Gaddy v. Eyler, 79 N.Y.2d 955, 956-957).
The medical evidence submitted by the plaintiff in opposition to the motion failed to raise a triable issue of fact. Notably, the plaintiff's medical expert failed to adequately explain the 5 1/2 year gap between the time of the plaintiff's medical treatment and the physical examination conducted by her medical expert ( see Grossman v. Wright, 268 A.D.2d 79, 84). Furthermore, the plaintiff's medical expert failed to indicate an awareness that the plaintiff was involved in at least four accidents subsequent to the subject motor vehicle accident. Therefore, any finding on his part that the plaintiff's current injuries were causally related to the subject accident was mere speculation ( see Ginty v. MacNamara, 300 A.D.2d 624, 625).
ALTMAN, J.P., S. MILLER, McGINITY, ADAMS and MASTRO, JJ., concur.