A 17-year-old girl is in juvenile hall for allegedly trying to run over a 13-year-old boy with an SUV on Sunday afternoon.
The boy suffered minor injuries, California Highway Patrol Officer Chad Hertzell said.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. Sunday on the 3000 block of Yellowstone Lane in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood.
Witnesses told the CHP that the 13-year-old and his 7-year-old brother were riding their bicycles northbound on Yellowstone Lane when the older boy threw a water bottle at a passing a Mercedes SUV. The 17-year-old driver then made a U-turn and drove toward the boy.
Hertzell said the 13-year-old boy then rode his bike onto Marlene Youell's front lawn and yelled, "stop, stop, stop." Witnesses said they heard the SUV accelerate and run over the boy's bike. The driver then hit a tree, breaking the SUV's front axle.
The broken axle saved the boy's life, Hertzell said. Instead of being pinned under a wheel, the boy was trapped under the engine and between the two front wheels. When crews got to Youell's home, they were able to free the boy from under the SUV.
"I think she was very lucky that she didn't murder this little boy," Youell said.
Witnesses said when the 17-year-old girl got out of the SUV, she allegedly said this was no accident.
Hertzell said the girl's 8-year-old sister was in the SUV during the crash. The victim's 7-year-old brother and the suspect's sister were not hurt in the incident.
The 17-year-old was booked into juvenile hall for assault with a deadly weapon, Hertzell said.
Thursday, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said the teen, Isabelle Marie Salgado, will be tried as an adult on one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Her next court hearing was scheduled for June 19.