4 pedestrians killed in 1 week along deadly stretch of road in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Community leaders are calling for changes along what they are calling a deadly stretch of road in Jacksonville after four pedestrians were killed in one week.

Local leaders are demanding better lighting and sidewalks. Jacksonville Sheriff’s officials declined to say whether enforcement changes are in the works along the five-mile stretch, saying they are active investigations. The deaths took place earlier this month.

Community leaders say there aren’t enough traffic signs and lighting and are advocating for flashing lights for pedestrian crossing because many are walking to nearby bars.

Accidents have also increased. The Florida Times-Union reports there were 125 accidents along that stretch so far this year, up from 110 accidents in the same 11-month period in 2015.

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