The man accused of causing the death of Dorset teenager Jade Clark has appeared in court via videolink. Brian Hampton, a 58-year-old man from Ashford in Kent, has been charged with causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified.
He was asked for a plea on the charge of causing death by careless driving. He pleaded not guilty. He will appear at in court in a few weeks' time for the case to be committed to Crown Court.
Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision have charged a man with causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified.
Sixteen-year-old Jade Clark was struck by a Volvo XC90 as she rode her moped along the A31 near Ashley Heath on Sunday February 24.
She died at the scene as a result of a severe head injury. Brian Hampton, a 58-year-old Kent man, was arrested at an address in the Ashford area. A Volvo XC90 was also seized.
Hampton was charged this evening with three offences – causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified. He will appear at Bournemouth Magistrates Court on Saturday, March 23.
Police investigating the crash on the A31 in which 16-year-old girl died have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop following a collision. Officers also seized a vehicle they believe to have been involved.
Jade Clark was struck by a Volvo XC90 as she rode her moped along the A31 near Ashley Heath at 8.23pm on Sunday 24th February. A 58-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Kent area yesterday morning.
Hundreds of friends and family are expected to pay their respects to Jade Clark today. The 16-year-old was killed when her scooter crashed on the westbound carriageway of the A31, near Ringwood. Police are searching for a Volvo involved in the crash.