This case involves a man who was struck by a police car while attempting to cross the street in an urban area. The plaintiff, a thirty-one-year-old male, was walking from a grocery store across the street to his parked car. In order to reach his car, he had to cross a busy intersection during a red light while traffic was stopped. While making his way between the stopped cars to cross the road, the man was struck by an oncoming police car that had been driving down the opposite side of the road to avoid traffic. The police officer was responding to an emergency distress call and was racing to get there. The police car had its lights on to warn the public, however, it did not use any other means (including a siren) or special alerts when entering the extremely busy intersection.