‘I saw him go airborne’ Eyewitness recalls moment boy was flung into the air ‘after being struck by socialite Rebecca Grossman who DIDN’T stop to check on either of two siblings she’s on trial for murdering’

A distraught eyewitness saw a little boy go flying when he was fatally hit by a speeding Mercedes police say was driven by a murderous socialite who was chasing her lover.

Jack Sands recalled the horrific moment he saw Rebecca Grossman allegedly hit Mark Iskander and his brother Jacob with her white Mercedes in September 2020.

He told a Los Angeles court on Tuesday: ”The black car tried to avoid the children by moving out of the way. But the white car was only a few feet behind – I could see the white car hit one of the boys. I saw him go in the air to the right side of the road.’

Sands was a passenger in another car that was overtaken by the white Mercedes – believed to be driven by Grossman – and a black SUV owned by her lover Scott Erickson.

He said: ‘They were bumper to bumper.’ Sands said he saw the Iskanders at the crosswalk with the older boys in the outfield, behind their mother and little brother.

“I thought with that speed and force it was too late,” Sands said, adding that he saw Nancy Iskander grab her five-year-old son Zachary and dive for safety before the SUVs shot through the crosswalk.

Rebecca Grossman, Dr.  Peter Grossman and their daughter arrive at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse for court on January 30, 2024 in Van Nuys, California

Rebecca Grossman, Dr. Peter Grossman and their daughter arrive at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse for court on January 30, 2024 in Van Nuys, California

An eyewitness testified in court that he saw one of the boys go 'into the air' after the alleged car hit (photo: brothers Mark and Jacob Iskander, eight and 11)

An eyewitness testified in court that he saw one of the boys go ‘into the air’ after the alleged car hit (photo: brothers Mark and Jacob Iskander, eight and 11)

The eyewitness testified that the white Mercedes SUV driven by Rebecca Grossman hit one of the boys

The eyewitness testified that the white Mercedes SUV driven by Rebecca Grossman hit one of the boys

He said he saw both cars ‘touch their brake lights’ at the intersection, ‘but they kept going.’

Asked by Deputy District Attorney Ryan Gould if he saw either SUV stop or return to the tragic scene, Sands said, ‘No.’

And pointing to Grossman, Gould asked Sands if he had seen her return to the crash scene. Again he answered “No.”

When Gould asked him, ‘Did you see the black SUV hit a child?’ he replied: ‘No, I just saw a white car hit a child.’

Defense attorney Tony Buzbee tried to challenge Sands’ account of the accident and showed him a photo of the road leading to the intersection, taken from about the same spot where Sands said he saw the accident happen.

When Sands struggled to pinpoint the exact location of the crosswalk in the photo, Buzbee said: ‘You can’t even tell where the crosswalk is in this photo – how could you have seen a car hit a boy has?’

But Sands insisted: ‘I saw the white car hit one of the children.’

Sands’ friend Yasmin Eftekhari – who was driving the Infiniti car in which he was a passenger – caused confusion in court when the eyewitness account she gave contradicted his evidence, although they both agreed they saw the white car hit one of the boys.

Where Sands said the two SUVs were on the outside lane at the intersection, she said they were on the inside lane.

And when Sands said the black Mercedes was in front, she said the white Mercedes was in front when it hit one of the boys.

“I saw the white vehicle drive towards the boy – he was hit and came to rest on the side of the road to the right.”

When DDA Jamie Castro asked her: ‘Did you see the black car hit one of the children?’ she replied: ‘I didn’t.’

Earlier on Tuesday in court, a graphic photo of the crumpled, lifeless body of a young boy was shown, sending the child’s mother running from the courtroom in tears.

“My Markie,” sobbed Nancy Iskander, standing up and fleeing the Van Nuys courthouse after confronting the traumatic sight of her 11-year-old son Mark lying dead on the road after the crash that also killed her son Jacob (8) killed.

The murder trial got off to a stormy start on Friday with prosecutors and the defense arguing over what the jury could be told - and the defense claiming an associate of the accused 'hid in the bushes' after the murders

The murder trial got off to a stormy start on Friday with prosecutors and the defense arguing over what the jury could be told – and the defense claiming an associate of the accused ‘hid in the bushes’ after the murders

Earlier on Tuesday in court, a graphic photo of the crumpled, lifeless body of a young boy was shown, sending the child's mother (pictured here with her family) running from the courtroom in tears

Earlier on Tuesday in court, a graphic photo of the crumpled, lifeless body of a young boy was shown, sending the child’s mother (pictured here with her family) running from the courtroom in tears

The photo — shown to jurors by prosecutors — was taken by local Westlake Village resident Susan Manners just after the crash, which she also witnessed.

The murder trial got off to a stormy start on Friday with prosecutors and the defense arguing over what the jury could be told – and the defense claiming an associate of the accused was ‘hiding in the bushes’ after the murders.

Prosecutors allege the married socialite was having a nice lunch with her former LA Dodgers star lover, Scott Erickson, before she got into her Mercedes SUV and fatally struck the two boys in Westlake Village.

Grossman’s defense said in their opening statements Friday that they intend to show that it was Erickson — who was driving a separate vehicle at the time of the crash, after their lunch — that hit and killed the boys.

She remains married to renowned plastic surgeon Dr Peter Grossman, who has been filmed holding his wife’s hand as she arrives in court each day.