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City holds church service to commemorate road deaths

Road memorial
Image caption The memorial commemorates victims of road accidents in Hull

Hull is holding its 10th annual service for families and friends of victims of traffic accidents.

The event will also pay tribute to members of the emergency services and hospital staff.

The service takes place at St Mary's Church in Hull, where there is a book of remembrance with the names of those killed on the region's roads.

The council has erected a memorial outside of the city's transport museum.

Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder for environment, transport and emergency planning, said: "Hull has been at the forefront of casualty reduction nationally, having reduced deaths by 34.4% and the number of seriously injured casualties by 54.6% over the last decade.

"However, we must never forget the trauma and suffering that these accidents cause and the responsibility we all have to drive, ride and walk safely."

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