Two young brothers were killed by a speeding Mercedes engaged in a race with another driver. Mercedes driver blames the city’s failure to make the intersection safer as one of the primary causes of the boys’ death. The driver was a Hidden Hills socialite.
The Two Young Brothers Died By A Speeding Mercedes
The Tony Buzbee Lawyers for the Los Angeles woman named Rebecca Grossman a 58-year-old co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation with her husband, Dr. Peter Grossman who recklessly drove a Mercedes car and killed two young brothers in a crosswalk as she was allegedly engaged in a race with another driver named Scott Erickson a former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, claimed that the primary cause of death by the two brothers named Jacob Iskander, 8, and Mark Iskander, 11 was due to the intersection of the city which was not safely done.
Buzbee claimed that the city engineer determined that the crossing was placed on a blind curve, but still, the city did not take action to fix it. Buzbee noted that the Iskander family should sue the City of Westlake and the State of California, alleging that the crossing was a substantial factor in the deaths of their sons.
Grossman was charged with two counts of murder, two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and one count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death in connection with the crash. Grossman faces 34 years in prison if convicted. She has pleaded not guilty and is out on $ 2 million bail and according to her lawyer, previous reports about the incident have been inaccurate. Next week the judge will decide whether Grossman should face a murder trial.
The Boys father, Karim Iskander, wants justice for his two little sons and urges Grossman to be convicted of all charges against her.
The Legal Issue
Deputy Dist. Atty. Ryan Gould must prove Grossman acted with implied malice and knew the act of driving over 70 mph in a residential area was dangerous to human life to get Grossman to face a second-degree murder conviction. Grossman also had one drink hours ago at Julio’s restaurant, about 5 p.m. a single margarita of normal size.
Such cases are usually brought if the driver is under the influence and has a prior driving-under-the-influence conviction with subsequent DUI education classes. Grossman has two histories of speeding tickets on a nearby freeway a decade ago and that same year on Kanan Road in Malibu.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Cash testified about Grossman’s speeding history, saying he caught her in May 2020 going 72 mph in a 55-mph zone on Kanan Road.