DUI Driver Richard Zapata, 34, Severely Injures Bicyclist in Yuba County Crash
YUBA COUNTY, CA (June 2, 2021) – Authorities detained Richard Zapata after a DUI crash on Scott Forbes Road in Yuba County.
The California Highway Patrol determined that the 34-year-old Browns Valley man was under the influence when the wreck occurred on Sunday.
The incident began when Richard Zapata was driving a Subaru Forester east on Scott Forbes Road in Yuba County foothills. At the same time, Rebecca Schmidt was riding a bicycle in the same direction.
Rebecca Schmidt, 56, Victim in Scott Forbes Road Crash
The car involved then hit the 56-year-old Browns Valley woman. She ended up with a severe lower leg injury as a result of the collision.
Rebecca Schmidt was flown to the Sutter Roseville Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, Richard Zapata sustained a small laceration to his lip following the Scott Forbes Road collision.
CHP soon arrested him for DUI. The Yuba County DUI crash is still under investigation.
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