BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) The trial that started back in April, after more than a month of testimony, and over 40 witnesses, is now wrapping up as attorneys presented their summations Tuesday morning.
The defense was up first, with attorney Cheryl Meyers-Buth saying the defense team was trying to be respectful to the victim, 18 year old Alexandria Rice, but evidence proved one thing.
"This was a terrible, tragic accident, but no crime," Meyers-Buth told the jury.
The defense attorney showed the broken longboard to the jury, and asked if Alix Rice was really hit from behind, why is there no damage to the back of her longboard.
The defense attorney pointed out that white paint found on the front wheels came from the road fog, proving the victim was partially in the driving lane when she was hit.
Cheryl Meyers-Buth reviewed testimony of two witnesses who saw the teenage girl cut in front of their cars shortly before she was killed.
There was a lengthy discussion about the discussion about the construction of the 2010 BMW owned by the doctor.
Buth explaining that because of its unique shock and sound absorbing construction, the impact of the accident was greatly minimized.
"It was dark, it measured only to be 1/3 the light of twilight," she said.
The defense attorney emphasized that Dr. Corasanti was in contact with his lawyers as soon as he knew that he hit a person.
Of course, the prosecution will have a different view of the evidence. They will give their closing arguments this afternoon.
Channel 7's Ed Reilly will report on courtroom activity tonight on Eyewitness News.