Tributes follow moped crash

Tributes are being paid to a 16 year old girl killed during a moped crash in Dorset.

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New appeal over fatal collision

Police are trying to trace the driver of a Volvo XC90 similar to the one pictured here Credit: Dorset Police

Police investigating a collision which claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

The incident happened at 8.23pm on Sunday to the collision on the westbound carriageway of the A31 near the Ashley Heath roundabout.

The rider of a red scooter Jade Clark, of Ringwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

One vehicle which may have been involved in the collision– a Volvo XC90 – left the scene before police arrived.

Traffic Inspector Matt Butler said: “The front of the vehicle will be damaged. If anyone is aware of a Volvo XC90 which has sustained damage or has been repaired in the last few days, they should call police urgently.

Witnesses can call call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 24:393.

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Firefighters' tribute to moped crash victim

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has released this tribute after a 16-year-old girl was killed during a moped crash in Dorset.

Jade Clark's red scooter collided with a car near the Ashley Heath Roundabout near Ringwood shortly after 8pm on Sunday night.

Jade was a much-loved and valued member of our Young Firefighters Association at Ringwood.

"She was highly regarded by her instructors, both as a person and as a young firefighter. She displayed all the skills and courage to have gone on to become an excellent firefighter.

"Jade was a cheerful young lady with huge determination, dedication and confidence. To her friends and fellow cadets she was always there to give help and advice if she possibly could.

"Jade was also very family orientated and would speak about her brothers and sisters all the time.

Jade will be remembered as being cheerful, cheeky, sometimes stubborn, but above all one of the gang. We are all going to miss her very much.

"Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time and we have been in contact with them to offer our support."

– A spokesman for the service's Young Firefighters Association at Ringwood

Tributes paid to teenager killed in moped crash

Tributes are being paid to a 16-year-old girl killed during a moped crash in Dorset.

Jade Clark's red scooter collided with a car near the Ashley Heath Roundabout near Ringwood shortly after 8pm last night.

There were long tailbacks as the A31 westbound and part of the M27 remained closed for much of today. Jade left Ringwood School last summer to start a hairdressing course at college.

Chris Edwards, head teacher of Ringwood School, said pupils were in shock.

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