San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:24 p.m.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Hesperia Road and City View Drive, Victorville

INVOLVED PARTY: Sal Joe Romero, 40-year-old Victorville resident

INVOLVED PARTY: David Zendejas Cortes, 47-year-old Hesperia resident


On November 19, 2016, at approximately 10:24 p.m. Victorville deputies were dispatched to a report of an unknown injury traffic collision that occurred in the area of Hesperia Road and City View Drive in the city of Victorville.

A black 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Romero was traveling south on Hesperia Road. A black Chevrolet Suburban driven by Zendejas Cortes entered the roadway from a parking lot on the west side of Hesperia Road south of City View Drive. The motorcycle collided with the rear driver side of the Suburban.

Romero sustained major injuries from the collision and was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center by AMR ambulance and then flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center for further treatment and is listed in critical condition.

Zendejas Cortes had complaint of pain and was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center by AMR ambulance for treatment.

Hesperia Road was closed to traffic in both directions in the area of the collision until approximately 5:00 a.m. for the investigation. This is an ongoing investigation by the Victorville Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Anyone with information about the collision is requested to contact Deputy C. Wallace or Deputy C. Dekeyrel at (760)241-2911.

Refer:Deputy C. Wallace
Deputy C. Dekeyrel

Station:Victorville Police Department

Phone No. (760)241-2911

Case No. 171614190 

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700