Update 8:16 p.m.
Captain David Wayman of the Westfield Police Department has confirmed that a pedestrian who was struck in an accident on North Avenue West Wednesday evening has been pronounced dead at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Another pedestrian also involved in the accident is in serious condition at Univeristy Hospital in Newark after being flown in for treatment via helicopter.
Wayman said police received a call about pedestrians being struck in a crosswalk on North Avenue West near Tuttle Parkway around 6:05 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Wayman, a man was crossing North Avenue West in the crosswalk. A car stopped for him but he was still struck, Wayman said. The driver of the car that struck him got out of the vehicle to see if he was alright and the driver was then struck by another car. Wayman said a third vehicle was also involved but fled the scene.
"We believe we know the identity of that person," Wayman said.
Police are taking statements from witnesses and investigating the crime scene with the Union County Traffic Bureau and the Union County Prosecutor's Office.
When asked if anything suspicious occurred, Wayman said: "We are going to investigate all avenues and make sure that everything is covered."
North Avenue West is closed between Dudley and the plaza intersection by the circle near East Broad Street at least until midnight.
Westfield Police are investigating an accident on North Avenue at Tuttle Parkway where two pedestrians have been struck.
A man and a woman were transported by helicopter to a hospital, according to officials on the scene.
The helicopter was going to land at the Roosevelt Intermediate School but was redirected.
Additional details on which hospital the pedestrians were taken to or their condition is unknown at this time.
The intersection where this accident occurred has been the scene of other accidents in the past. The last pedestrian strike in this area was the summer of 2009 — the victim survived.
North Avenue has been blocked off near the Lord & Taylor in Westfield and traffic is being redirected down Charles Street.
Police are investigating and considering the accident a crime scene. As of 7:35 p.m., Union County has also arrived to set up lights and assist in the accident investigation.
Patch will continue to update this story as more details become available.