Update: 8:20 a.m. Monday,North Avenue Car Accident Sends Two to Hospital
Accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.
Update: This story was updated at 8:20 a.m. Monday to include additional comments from Reid Edles.
Reid Edles, president of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, said the injuries sustained in Sunday evening's motor vehicle accident were not life-threatening.
Original: The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to a motor vehicle accident on North Avenue near Tuttle Parkway at 7:20 p.m. Sunday.
Two patients were transported to the hospital, rescue squad president Reid Edles confirmed.
The accident temporarily closed a portion of North Avenue but the road was reopened before 9 p.m., according to the Westfield Police Department.
This stretch has been the scene of multiple accidents this year. In September, a two-car accident sent two patients to nearby hospitals. 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.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.