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Road traffic victims remembered at poignant service in Liverpool

The memorial to road crash victims in St John’s Gardens Credit: Pauline Fielding

The names of people from Merseyside and beyond who lost their lives in road crashes have been read aloud as part of a special service of remembrance in Liverpool.

The service, at St George’s Hall, formed part of the commemorations for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Following the service, five doves were released at the memorial to road crash victims in St John’s Gardens to signify the five people who are killed on our country’s roads each day.

Organised by the national charity for road crash victims, RoadPeace, the day of remembrance is a chance to reflect on the lives lost, as well as the effects such tragedies have on families and friends.

Pauline Fielding Credit: ITV Granada

The event is organised locally by Pauline Fielding from Wirral.

Pauline, who is a RoadPeace trustee, lost her son Andrew in 1994 at the age of 18 in a crash caused by a driver who fled the scene and has never been traced.

"Crashes on our roads claim the lives of our loved ones and leave a trail of devastation in their wake. The victims are in our thoughts every day and each year we join together to honour their memory with the service of remembrance."

– Pauline Fielding
Passers-by view the tributes Credit: Pauline Fielding