Thame: Road Death Memorial Service

18 November 2012, 10:13 | Updated: 18 November 2012, 10:54

People who have lost family members and friends in road crashes in the Thames Valley will take part in a special memorial service later.

Around 100 people are killed in crashes on roads in the Thames Valley every year.

The service, organised by Thames Valley Police, will be held at St Mary the Virgin Church in Thame at 3pm.

Police officers, fire and rescue workers, paramedics, ambulance technicians and hospital staff will also give readings. 

Chief Constable Sara Thornton said:

"The Road Death Memorial Service is always very moving but I know that it also provides a great comfort for those family and friends who have lost loved ones in road traffic collisions."

"We have always held the service in Thame Parish Church, which is a lovely old and peaceful building where the bereaved can spend some special time treasuring memories and finding the strength to move forward. The service brings together all the emergency services and many families from across the area and it is our way in the Thames Valley of marking the United Nations Day of Remembrance."

This is the seventh year that the service has taken place, and it is believed to be the only service of its kind in the UK organised by a police force.