BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) In the manslaughter trial of Dr. James Corasanti, defense experts Tuesday were disputing testimony by prosecution witnesses about the night Dr. Corasanti's car hit teenager Alexandria Rice.
Channel 7's Ed Reilly reports that on day 16 of the vehicular manslaughter trial of Dr. James Corsanti, the jury heard from the defense reconstruction expert.
David Liske from Ontario testified that he did not believe that Alexandria Rice and Dr. Corasanti were traveling in the exact same direction on Heim Road.
The witness used Alix's broken longboard to show that it was only damaged on the front end.
David Liske said when he looked at skid and scuff marks on the roadway, and the broken longboard, he calculated that the teenage girl was heading towards Dr. Corasanti's lane of travel when she was struck.
Previously, investigators testified that Alix was hit from behind, and her body thrown half the distance of a football field.
In opening arguments, Assistant District Attorney James Bargnesi said Rice's body was thrown approximately 167 feed.
According to David Liske, Amherst Police did not properly calculate the "carry, airborne, and slide" phase of the accident.
The witness told the court that his figures show that Alix Rice's body was 20 feet off of Doctor Corasanti's line of travel.
As for the possible conclusion of the trial, Judge Sheila DiTullio told jurors Tuesday morning, "there is daylight at the end of the tunnel."
Legal analyst Barry Covert will join Channel 7's Ed Reilly for continuing coverage of the Corasanti trial.