Jorge Romero Arrested in DUI Hit-and-Run Collision
Two vehicles collided at an intersection in Upland on Sunday night, resulting in the death of Robert Myer.
The fatal collision occurred on December 12th just before 5 p.m.
According to reports, Jorge Romero was under the influence when he collided with Myer at North 13th Avenue and East 9th Street.
The 42-year-old rider was rushed to San Antonio Regional Hospital where he sadly died during treatment.
Romero fled the scene and was later located and arrested. He is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run and felony DUI.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Robert Elmer Myer.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle