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Are changes needed on San Jose?

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Updated: 12/04/2013 7:52 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Action News is taking a closer look at whether changes should be made on a local road after several pedestrian accidents.

Millie Vail walks up and down San Jose Boulevard on a regular basis.

"It's very dangerous," said Vail.

She wasn't surprised to hear another pedestrian was badly hurt this week by being hit by a car. She remembers earlier this year when a local mother was killed crossing the road.  Esther Ohayon was in a crosswalk.

While sensors were adjusted and lines repainted at that intersection, we wanted to know if there is a bigger problem on the road.

Sgt. Dylan Bryan with the Florida Highway Patrol mapped out the pedestrian-involved crashes this year in Duval County. Only seven were on San Jose Boulevard, and two of those were fatal. Bryan tells Action News jaywalking is the problem in that area. Our cameras caught a few people taking the chance.

"Instead of taking the time to walk to crosswalk, they cross mid block," said Bryan.

DOT said it is looking at the area, but right now no changes are planned.
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Realchange - 12/4/2013 7:26 PM
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Something that the city needs to start doing now is building overpasses for pedestrians. It saves lives and eliminates interaction between people and busy cars. Only problem is getting people to use them after they are built.
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