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The forgotten victims

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

MP Meg Munn is backing a road safety campaign to support road crash victims with the Brake charity and Leigh Day and Co. Solicitors. Every day five UK families will learn their loved ones have been killed in a road crash. A further 66 families will have to come to terms with knowing family members have received serious injuries.

Meg wants to help raise awareness of the plight of road crash victims who suffer appallingly but often struggle to get desperately needed support. The campaign was launched following the announcement that the government plan to inject a further 50 million into improving support for victims. This will be partly met by a rise in fines collected from law-breaking, risky drivers.

The campaign is appealing to government to use the planned rise in driving offence fines to significantly increase funding for road crash victim support. This would ensure that specialist support is available to all affected families following a serious crash.

Brake is an independent road safety charity which cares for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes. It runs awareness-raising campaigns, community education programmes and events such as Road Safety Week which this year is 19th to 25th November.

Meg commented:

“It’s difficult to imagine the terrible pain of a loved one dying or being seriously injured on the road, but it is something families across the UK have to face every day. I believe these families shouldn’t have to face this alone.

They deserve support to cope with the emotional turmoil it brings, but also practical and day-to-day help to deal with the consequences of the crash. It shouldn’t be down to traumatised family members to seek out support, it should be easily accessible.”

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Meg at the campaign launch.

Meg at the campaign launch.

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