Neighbor Says Corsanti Said "I Ruined My Life"

May 1, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 1:23 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 1, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 1:23 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) In day four of the manslaughter trial of Dr. James Corasanti, neighbors of the doctor accused of killing a teenager in a hit and run crash testified Tuesday. They told of how distraught Dr. Corasanti was the night of the crash, and how they worried he might hurt himself.

The court started hearing details of Dr. Corasanti's actions after the fatal accident. The court heard that after parking his BMW inside his garage, Dr. Corasanti's wife drove to the scene to see what happened.

Upon return, she told her husband there were ambulances and police vehicles.

Distraught that something bad had happened, Dr. Corasanti fled his Getzville home.

Now worried that he might kill himself, his wife frantically asked neighbors to find him. They did, about 1/2 mile from his house.

Prosecutors argue that even 90 minutes after the accident, the doctor was more worried about himself than the victim.

He told them, "I ruined by life. I ruined my career."