To the north of Wheaton, Carol Stream was named one of the best towns in the United States to live in, according to CNN Money, in 2011. Incorporated in 1959, Carol Stream is home to almost 40,000 people. With great schools, such as a Glenbard North, and amazing parks, Carol Stream continues to be one of the best communities in the Chicago suburbs to live.
Getting Around Carol Stream
Carol Stream has six major roads running through the village. North Avenue extends from Chicago into the west part of Illinois. It runs near the center of town and most of its commercial and industrial sections are near the road. Additionally, Army Trail Road and Geneva Road allow commuters to travel east and west. For those needing to head north or south, Gary Avenue, County Farm Road, and Schmale Road provide residents easy access. Additionally, the portion from Country Farm Road thru Kuhn Road to near Gary Avenue is the route for the annual Fourth of July parade.
But with many people riding motorcycles, driving their cars, and heading to the industrial sections, accidents may occur. Unfortunately, recently, a Carol Stream resident was killed in a motorcycle accident in Glendale Heights. If you know of someone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today. Motorcycle accidents happen far too often with drivers not watching the roads.
Rise in DUIs in Carol Stream
Carol Stream police tied with Rockford in nabbing the state’s highest tally of impaired drivers among Illinois municipal departments outside Chicago, according to an Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists report. Impaired driving arrests by Carol Stream police totaled 464 last year, a 32 percent increase compared to 352 in 2014. Luckily, the police officers are working hard to keep intoxicated drivers off of the roads. But impaired drivers do cause many car accidents. If you have been injured in a DUI car accident in Carol Stream or in any of the other nearby suburbs, please contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today for a free consultation.
Steve Ravanesi Trail – Be Safe As You Ride
The Steve Ravanesi Trail connects the Great Western Trail with Red Hawk Park, the Bark Park and Glenbard North High School. With warmer summer weather, people will jump onto these trails to walk their dogs, ride their bikes, or go for a jog. But whenever pedestrians are out, unfortunately, some of them get injured. If you or someone you know is injured while walking or if you get bitten by a dog at a park in Carol Stream, please contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today! And enjoy the trails!