Characteristics Of Lake County
Lake County is located in the northern part of Illinois and is west of Lake Michigan. Neighboring counties include Cook County to the south and McHenry County to the west. According to Wikipedia, as of the 2010 census the county had a population of 703,462, which makes it the third largest county in Illinois.
Lake County Cities and Towns
Lake County contains a variety of cities, towns, villages and townships. As well, the county has a variety of unincorporated areas. Among the cities are Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Forest, North Chicago and Waukegan.
There are many villages. Some of these villages include Antioch, Barrington, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lake Bluff, Libertyville, Round Lake, Vernon Hills, and Wheeling.
Lake County Roadways and Traffic
Like many Illinois counties in the Chicago area, Lake County has a variety of major expressways, toll roads, highways and routes that carry heavy traffic. Some of these roadways serve as a corridor between the northern part of Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Among the most heavily traveled roadways are Interstate 94, Route 41, Route 22, and Route 60. As well, there are other prominent Illinois Routes, including
- Illinois Route 12
- Illinois Route 14
- Illinois Route 21
- Illinois Route 43 (Waukegan Road)
- Illinois Route 45
- Illinois Route 53
- Illinois Route 59
- Illinois Route 83
- Illinois Route 120
Other major roadways are numerous.
Lake County Crashes And Vehicle Accident Injuries
Given these roadways and the associated traffic they carry, substantial numbers of traffic accidents occur on a regular basis.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in year 2015 Lake County had 13,543 crashes. 32 of these crashes were fatal crashes, with 36 fatalities. 3,188 of these 13,543 crashes involved accident injuries. (Additional details and characteristics of these accidents and injuries can be seen in the County Summary Crash Report (pdf))
This Lake County Car Accident Lawyer Blog site highlights and summarizes a variety of car accidents and vehicle accidents that occur in the county. These accidents involve both accidents involving cars, as well as car-truck accidents, SUV accidents and truck accidents. Other vehicle accidents, such as those involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are also summarized.
In-depth discussion of various types of vehicle accidents and injuries, as well as what you should do if you are injured in a vehicle accident, are also discussed. Among these types of vehicle accidents (with a focus on Lake County accidents) and their injuries discussed include:
- “Head-On Collisions“
- accidents involving distracted driving
- “drugged-driver” accidents
- accidents causing concussions and other brain injuries (TBI)
- loss of control accidents
- rollover accidents
- accidents causing whiplash
As well, this site discusses other traffic safety issues and topics relevant to vehicle accident injuries. It also discusses personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits, as well as other legal issues regarding these crashes.