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US Indian woman fatally knocked down

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 17:59 IST
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A motorist in Sewell, New Jersey, has been charged with homicide, after police found he was driving in the wrong direction and collided head-on with another car, instantly killing an Indian woman.

Bhavna B Patel, 59, of Cynthia Court, New Jersey, was declared dead at the accident scene itself. The car she was in, was driven by Baldev Patel, 60, believed to be her husband.

The accused John T Davis, 32, was driving his Nissan Altima around 2 am on Sunday when he struck the Honda driven by the Patels, said Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesperson for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.

According to the spokesperson, it is believed that Davis was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.

Baldev has been admitted to the Kennedy Memorial Hospital with 'moderate injuries'.

Davis has also been admitted to the Cooper Medical Center in Camden, for treatment of moderate injuries.