Service at Liverpool cathedral for road crash victims

Victims of road crashes have been remembered in a service in Liverpool on the 16th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

The ceremony, organised by charity RoadPeace North West, was held on the Rankin Steps at the Anglican Cathedral.

Lesley Williams, from Maghull, whose daughter Dominique died in a car crash in 2009, read poems at the service.

Five doves were released, representing the average number of people killed daily on the country's roads.

Other relatives of road crash victims who attended the service included David Midmer, from Wirral, and Wendy Clayton from Liverpool.

Mr Midmer's son Nathan was killed when he was knocked down by a car in 2000 and Ms Clayton's son Thomas died when he was run over in 2001.

RoadPeace charity supports bereaved and injured victims of road crashes.

It holds the annual ceremony on the anniversary of Princess Diana's death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Pauline Fielding, a trustee of RoadPeace, said: "It remembers her and all road crash victims."

Councillor for Church ward, Erica Kemp, said: "This event presents an opportunity for us to remember those killed and injured on our roads and to reflect on what we can do to ensure that there are no more families bereaved by such tragic incidents."

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