The Final Word On The Corasanti Trial

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM EDT

By WKBW News

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM EDT

I was not there for the trial, but I was there for the verdict.

I knew it was coming.

It was evident from the questions the jury was asking during the final hours of deliberations that it most likely wasn't going to convict on the most serious charges.

What did surprise me was the flood of emotion that followed the acquittals.

Not since the O.J.Simpson verdict have I heard such outrage.

Was it because a young girl was dead or because a wealthy doctor was cleared of most of the blame?

Probably both.

But I think most people had more resentment for the doctor.

The country club partying, the mixed drinks, the expensive wine.

All before getting behind the wheel of his top of the line BMW, blaring the radio and texting.

Alix Rice may well have swerved in front of him, but would he have seen her and perhaps avoided her, if all that had not happened before and during his drive home?

That is the big question for me.

We'll never know the answer.

Here's what I do know: prison or not, Dr. Corasanti will feel the pain of this terrible tragedy for the rest of his life. His conscience hasn't been cleared of anything. That's the worst kind of punishment.

I can only imagine the pain the family of Alix Rice must be feeling. I wish I could bring her back.

But here's something we all can do.

Be responsible behind the wheel.

Driving a vehicle is like carrying a loaded weapon. One wrong move can kill or injure anyone at any time.

Stop being in a big rush. (I am guilty of this, too)

Be aware of everything around you.

Because if something happens, whether it's your fault or not, you have to live with it.

And it's just not worth it.