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Car Crash Log: April 2012 in Richmond Heights

Here are 10 numbers you should know about recent traffic accidents in the city.

The Richmond Heights Police Department recently posted three documents to its Web site that detail traffic accidents that happened in the city in April. May figures have not yet been published.

One document ranks the number of accidents by location; another identifies the time of day and day of the week on which accidents happened; and the final file describes the severity of each accident.

Here are 10 numbers to know from those reports:

  • 0 — Fatal accidents in Richmond Heights
  • 59 — Total accidents to which the department responded
  • 16 — Injuries that resulted from accidents
  • 1.4 million — Estimated losses, in dollars, caused by lost productivity and expenses resulting from accidents in the city
  • 3 — Percentage of accidents that happened on Sunday, the lowest-accident day of the week
  • 25 — Percentage of accidents that happened on a Friday, the highest-accident day of the week
  • 0 — Percentage of accidents that happened during the hours of 12 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., the lowest-accident times of day
  • 14 — Percentage of accidents that happened during the hour of 5 p.m., the highest-accident time of day
  • 12 — Total number of accidents recorded by Richmond Heights police for Highway 40. It had the highest volume of accidents out of any road documented by the police.
  • 5 — Total number of accidents recorded for Clayton Road and for Hanley Road. They tied for the second-highest volume of accidents as reported by location.

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