A 38-year-old man crossing Blanding Boulevard near Youngerman Circle on the Westside was killed early Thursday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
State troopers said a car driven by 77-year-old Sara Wagner struck Robert Leibrock about 4 a.m., killing him.
"He was crossing the road, running across the road. A vehicle coming along with a female driver didn't see him," said FHP Lt. Evelyn Wise. "She had a green light and was concentrating on everything around her."
The road reopened about 7:15 a.m.
The death is causing the heavily congested area to gain even more attention after another pedestrian death in April just a few miles up the road at a similar intersection.
The busy section of Blanding includes Collins Road, Argyle Forest Boulevard and Youngerman Circle.
Residents who live in the area are wondering what is causing so many fatal accidents and what can be done to stop them.
"I've seen a numerous number of people run red lights. Like, they don't even pay attention to the lights, causing lots of accidents," driver Joseph Brown said.
More than 500 crashes each year and more than 300 involving injuries or deaths happen in the Argyle area near Blanding Boulevard and Interstate 295, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office statistics.
"Motorists are in a hurry, generally speaking, and they want to go when they want to go," said Marci Larson, spokeswoman for the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization. "But they have the protection. If you're a pedestrian, you can't argue with a car."
The pedestrian death in April at Blanding and Argyle Forest boulevards was the third pedestrian death near that intersection in a seven-month time period, making Thursday's the fourth in just a year.
Some sections of Blanding have as many as 12 lanes of traffic, and some intersections don't have proper signals for pedestrians, Channel 4 safety expert Ken Jefferson pointed out after the April crash.
"Unless that changes, you're going to constantly see that sort of thing here with fatalities," he said then.
Beginning in January, the Sheriff's Office will install 25 red light cameras at 18 of Jacksonville's busiest intersections, and Blanding at Collins, Argyle Forest and Youngerman all fall on that list. The two most recent pedestrian deaths were not caused by drivers running red lights, but police are hopeful the new cameras will decrease traffic fatalities by 50 percent.