SACRAMENTO – The lawyer for the teenage girl accused of deliberately mowing down a boy in a fit of road rage said it was all an accident.
Attorney Todd Leras offered a different account from what witnesses and California Highway Patrol have said. They say Isabelle Salgado purposely ran over the 13-year-old boy after he and another boy threw a bottle at her Mercedes SUV on Sunday.
"There's been an effort to smear her and try this case in the press," Leras said.
Leras said she wasn't chasing them out of road rage, but to find out who was throwing something at her vehicle.
"In an effort to find out who they were and where they were going, she did go after where they fled," Leras explained.
Witnesses claim the boy was yelling for her to stop after she started chasing him. Leras said that's wrong.