A town of approximately 14,000 people, Wood Dale, Illinois, lays to the west of Bensenville and to the south of Elk Grove Village. Wood Dale has two primary schools, Oakbrook Elementary School and Westview Elementary School, and one middle school, Wood Dale Junior High School as well as Holy Ghost. Wood Dale shares Fenton High School with Bensenville. If you are injured in a car accident while taking your kids to school, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.
Truck Accidents Can Occur in Wood Dale
Wood Dale is also very close to O’Hare International Airport, which leads to an increase of truck traffic. In 2003, Richard Gancarz was convicted of reckless homicide in the death of a 17-year-old, who had recently graduated from Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. Gancarz was driving a 75,000-pound semi-trailer truck west on Thorndale Avenue in Wood Dale, approaching Wood Dale Road, when he barreled through a red light and struck the teenager’s car, which was turning in the intersection. Truck traffic can be heavy on Busse Rd. (IL-83), I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway), and Irving Park Rd (IL-19), which leads directly to O’Hare International Airport. If you or someone you know is involved in an accident involving a truck and need to consult a Wood Dale personal injury lawyer, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation.
Enjoying the Outdoors in Wood Dale
In the heart of Wood Dale lies Maple Meadows Forest Preserve, which includes a challenging 27-hole course. Tee times are available and reservations are taken. Additionally, enjoy a nice dinner at Maple Meadows Grill. The golf course is right off of Addison Rd. and has a southern boundary on I-290 (the Eisenhower Expressway).
Getting into Chicago from Wood Dale
As many of the other suburbs, Wood Dale has a Metra station that takes commuters and tourists from Elgin into Chicago with stops in Schaumburg, Roselle, Bensenville, and Itasca. In 2008, an 86 year old driver was killed after driving through a railroad crossing gate and was struck by a Metra train. When one of these accidents occur, many people can be affected. Other drivers and commuters have sustain injuries due to unfortunately events. If you or a loved one has been injured by an car or motorcycle accident near the Wood Dale Metra station and you need to talk with a personal injury lawyer, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation.