DuPage County

DuPage County

DuPage County is located in the northern part of Illinois and is largely to the west of Chicago.  Nearby counties include Cook County (to the east), Kendall County (to the southwest), Will County (to the south), and Kane County (to the west).  According to Wikipedia, it has a total area of 336 square miles, and is the second most populous county in Illinois.

DuPage County Cities and Towns

DuPage County contains a variety of cities and towns, including Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, St. Charles, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Wood Dale, Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Villa Park, Westmont, Willowbrook, and Winfield.

In addition, there are several cities and towns that are partially in DuPage County.  As well, DuPage County has a variety of unincorporated areas.

DuPage County Roadways and Traffic

Like many Illinois counties in the Chicago area, DuPage County has a variety of major expressways, highways and roads that carry heavy traffic.  Some of these include Interstate 88 (I-88), Interstate 355 (I-355), Interstate 290 (I-290) and Interstate 294 (I-294).  As well, there are various Illinois Routes, including

  • Illinois Route 19 (Irving Park Road)
  • Illinois Route 38 (Roosevelt Road)
  • Illinois Route 53 (Rohlwing Road)
  • Illinois Route 56 (Butterfield Road)
  • Illinois Route 59 (Sutton Road)
  • Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue)
  • Illinois Route 83 (Kingery Highway)

Other major roads are numerous.

DuPage County Crashes And Vehicle Accident Injuries

Of course, given these roadways and the associated traffic they carry, substantial numbers of traffic accidents do occur.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) 2012 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics (pdf), in year 2012 DuPage County had the 2nd most crashes of any Illinois county.  There were 18,227 crashes in DuPage County, and 21 of these crashes were fatal crashes.  4167 of these 18,227  crashes involved accident injuries.  (Additional details and characteristics of these accidents and injuries can be seen in the County Summary Crash Report (pdf))

This DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyer Blog site highlights and summarizes a variety of car accidents and vehicle accidents that occur in DuPage County.  As well, it features other traffic safety issues and topics relevant to vehicle injuries.  It also discusses personal injury lawsuits and other legal issues regarding DuPage County accidents.