Car Accident at North Ave. and Tuttle Pkwy Sends Two to Hospital
Union County EMS provided a second ambulance.
A two-car accident occurred at the fatal intersection of North Avenue and Tuttle Parkway at approximately 2:08 p.m. this afternoon, according to Westfield police.
Westfield Police Capt. Cliff Auchter confirmed the accident sent two victims to nearby hospitals; one to Overlook and one to Rahway.
Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad president Reid Edles said the squad responded with one ambulance for the first patient and Union County EMS provided a second ambulance for the other victim.
Additional details were not immediately available.
In late January, Patricia Currie, 68, of Scotch Plains was passing through the intersection of North Avenue at Tuttle Parkway when it is believed she grazed a pedestrian as he crossed the street. After she stopped to attempt to lead him to the other side of the intersection, the pair was struck by two vehicles driven by Charles Casiere, 84, and John Diaz, 74, both of Westfield.
In June, Casiere was charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto. Previously he had been charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, failure to report an accident and reckless driving. Diaz was previously charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, failure to report an accident and reckless driving. In June, an additional charge, second degree leaving the scene of an accident, was added.