The death of Alexandria Rice, saddens me each time I hear the story.
You have a super cool (18) eighteen year old female who leaves her job at a pizzeria and while skateboarding home,her life is taken away, when hit by this Doctor's car. To add insult to injury, this doctor says that he didn't even notice a change in events until he heard two loud banging sounds.
So just in case anyone feels he did it on purpose, he didn't even know that he killed this working class teen, until the entire incident was over, by like the speed of sound.
Ms. Rice happened to be riding a long board. I own the same type of board. The difference in a long board than your average skateboard, is in its wheels, trucks and engineering. The wheels are wider and roll for a longer distance. The trucks are wider and hold the wheels farther apart than a normal board and are reversible. So in the case the rider is struck they are able to touch the ground with their hand and the board will swing around and continue in the same direction as the rider is moving with out throwing the rider off.
It's a shame when pedestrians are non existing, but in a time when pedestrians are killed daily and the murderers are uncharged for their crimes. I'll advise all skateboarders, bicyclist, etc. to confine their activities to parks, tracks and things of this nature. Also to wear their safety pads and helmets, when doing so.
If you're interested in this case, the doctors name is Dr. James G. Corasanti, and the case was being held in Erie County Supreme Court. There are many factors in this case that I have not mentioned, that may interest you, like, Ms. Rice was riding in the bike lane, the doctor tested very high alcohol levels, the doctor was texting , and other interesting juicy little morsels of devastating evidence.
Sadly, Dr. Corasanti, was found not guilty and walked away innocently.