Service held in Northampton to mark World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

A service was held in Northampton to commemorate the lives of those lost on the roads.
A service was held in Northampton to commemorate the lives of those lost on the roads.

Over 20 remembrance services have taken place in locations across the UK - including Northampton - as part of a global movement to remember lives lost and broken on our roads.

On Sunday, November 19, those bereaved by road crashes - along with politicians and representatives from the emergency services - gathered in services to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR).

A service in Northampton took place at 3pm at The Holy Sepulchre Church in Sheep Street, organised by Nicole and Chris Taylor, in conjunction with the charity RoadPeace.

Rebecca Taylor, aged 18, from Tanglewood, Collingtree, Northampton, died in September 2008, after she lost control of the car she was driving on the road from Blisworth to Milton Malsor, as she drove home having dropped her sister off at school.

Since Miss Taylor's death, her family has fundraised in her memory and has also worked to improve road safety.

Brigitte Chaudhry MBE, RoadPeace founder and WDR coordinator, whose son Mansoor was tragically killed on the road in 1990, said: “My real hope is that the awareness – of the terrible toll of road death and injury and the suffering of road victims – raised by the World Day will contribute to a serious reduction in road danger and future deaths and injuries, so that we will not need to remember many, if any, new road victims on our World Day of Remembrance in coming years.”