Detectives who tracked down a driver who caused the death of a 16-year-old - after knocking her off her moped - say if it wasn't for a tiny fragment of his car found at the scene, he would not have been caught. Martin Dowse reports.
Jade Clark, 16, died from head injuries when she was knocked off her moped on the A31 between the Verwood slip road and the Ashley Heath roundabout on February 24.
Jade's mother, Sharon, said her daughter was 'wonderful'. Speaking to the press for the first time since the accident, she said Jade was a lovely young lady with a large group of friends, and words could not describe how much everyone missed her.
The family of a young girl who died after a collision on the A31 has issued a tribute to the media.
The incident, in which a red moped collided with a Volvo XC90, happened at 8.23pm on Sunday February 24 2013 on the westbound carriageway of the A31 near the Ashley Heath roundabout.
Jade's mother, Sharon, said her daughter was 'wonderful'.
A motorist who tried to cover up his role in the death of a teenager - by telling a string of lies - has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Brian Hampton from Kent knocked sixteen year old Jade Clark off her moped on the A31 near Ringwood on the 24th of February.
Afterwards - he lied to his wife, police and the garage that fixed his car - to hide any connection between him and the accident.Martin Dowse reports.
Brian Hampton, from Kent, has been jailed for six years over the death of Jade Clark on A31 in Ringwood.
He knocked the teenager off her moped and tried to cover up his crime.
Sentencing him at Bournemouth Crown Court Judge Wiggs told him: "You killed a young girl who was driving her moped.
"You were very fortunate not to be charged with causing death by careless driving.
"It could be argued that your driving fell far below the standards of a competent and careful driver.
"This is a bad case of causing death by careless driving."
Driver Brian Hampton has been jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice after trying to cover up the crash which killed teenager Jade Clark. For the charge of death by careless driving he was sentenced to two years in prison.
Jade, 16, died from head injuries when she was knocked off her moped by Brian Hampton on the A31 between the Verwood slip road and the Ashley Heath roundabout on February 24.
A driver has been found guilty of trying to cover up a crash where he killed a 16-year-old girl.
Brian Hampton had already admitted causing death by careless driving after he knocked down Jade Clark, who was riding her moped on A31 at Ringwood.
However, he denied a charge of perverting the course of justice.
This related to claims that the 58-year-old year, who is from Kent, had tried to cover up his crime by getting his car repaired.
He claimed the damage was caused when he had hit a deer. A jury at Bournemouth Crown Court convicted him a short time ago.
Video. The driver accused of attempting to cover up the role he played in the death of a teenage moped rider left a trail of lies in the aftermath of the crash, a court has heard today.
Brian Hampton told his wife he had nothing to do with the collision which left 16-year-old Jade Clark dead on the A31 near Ringwood in February this year.
The jury at Bournemouth Crown Court was also told how he got his car repaired to hide signs of the accident, telling mechanics he had hit a deer. Martin Dowse reports.
The trial of a man accused of perverting the course of justice in the crash which claimed the life of teenager Jade Clark begun today.
Motorists described how Jade, who was riding her moped, was hit by a Volvo but the vehicle failed to stop. The driver was Brian Hampton, who is 58 and from Kent.
The court heard that after the crash, he stopped at a hotel in Poole overnight where he was seen examining the front of his car.
He rang in sick to work and the following day, he returned to Kent.
He allegedly took his Volvo to a repair shop in Kent, telling them he had struck a deer.
He paid for the repairs to be done on his car and said he was third party insured. In fact, he was an uninsured and disqualified driver.
The prosecution allege he deliberately tried to avoid any connection being made between his car and the collision with Jade. The trail continues.