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A Liverpool portrayal of the human cost of our roads

Each year over 30,000 people are killed or seriously injured on the roads of the UK. Many more are less seriously injured, but are nevertheless traumatised following a collision with a motor vehicle.  In terms of human suffering nothing compares with those families and friends left with only memories of a loved one - or have the daily task of caring for someone severely maimed.

St John's Gardens in Liverpool is the setting for a poignant sculpture by Tom Murphy. It is a tribute to the work of RoadPeace, a charity dedicated to providing support for victims of road crashes and campaigning for justice, road safety and road danger reduction.

For further details of the RoadPeace charity click http://www.roadpeace.org/ 

Below we provide photos of the Liverpool memorial. You may find the portrayal of the small personal possessions, found at the scene of many collisions, brings home the reality behind all such tragedies.

Photo of whole RoadPeace sculpture in Liverpool


Photo of side of sculpture showing teddy bear, toys and a handbag and the inscription


Photo of top of RoadPeace sculpture showing broken spectacles, a watch and a walking stick