Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date February 12, 2002
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (909) 826-5576
Fax (909) 351-6038


Fatal Traffic Collision (P4-02-044-099)

Location: Van Buren N/of Primrose
Date: 02-12-02
10:35 AM

Pedestrian-1: Jai Krishan Singh Sethi (58)
Riverside, Ca.

Injuries: Blunt force trauma to the head and upper body. The victim was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC) via AMR. The victim is in critical condition @ RCRMC


Driver-2: Stephanie Ward
Riverside, Ca.

Injuries: None

Riverside, Ca. - Mr. Sethi was crossing Van Buren Blvd. Just north of Primrose St. with a second person. Mr. Sethi crossed the roadway from west to east when he collided with a 2001 Chevy Tahoe traveling N/on Van Buren in the #2 lane of travel. The Tahoe was driven by Ms. Ward.

Witnesses at the scene stated Mr. Sethi walked into the path of Ms. Ward’s vehicle without looking. Witnesses also stated Ms. Ward was traveling below the speed limit of 40 MPH.

Mr. Sethi was treated at the scene by members of the Riverside Fire Department and transported to RCRMC via ambulance. Mr. Sethi was treated by the emergency room staff at RCRMC where he is listed in critical condition.

The collision and follow up investigation is being conducted by the Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).