A service to remember those killed on North Yorkshire’s roads was held at Ripon Cathedral this afternoon (Sunday 20 November)
Grieving family and friends attedend the cathedral to remember those lost to road traffic accidents. Sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandchildren, grandparents, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, partners, and friends were all remembered during the service which included special readings and hymns.
Assistant Chief Constable Michael Walker delivered a reading on behalf of North Yorkshire Police.
Oakleaves were then brought to the front of the cathedral and those in attendance were encouraged to think about the people they have lost.
The service also raised awareness of the scale of road traffic deaths and injuries, demonstrating the risk to all of us who use the roads.
Police officers and members of the emergency services are often the first at the scene of serious collisions.
Officers and emergency workers see first-hand the devastating impact that these incidents have on communities.
North Yorkshire Police says it will continue to strive to keep our roads safe.
“The force will continue to work hard to try and prevent further families having to suffer the same heartache of those who attended today.”