A garden has been opened in memory of volunteer firefighter Jade who was killed in a road crash on the A31 in Dorset in February. The garden, created near her home in Ringwood, has been unveiled on what would have been her seventeenth birthday.
Richard Jones' report includes interviews with her fellow young firefighters, Jared Tiller and Edward Tindall and with Kevin Morrison from Hampshire and Fire Rescue.
Up to five hundred bikers are expected to come together to remember a teenager killed on a Hampshire road. Jade Clark from Ringwood was riding her moped on the A31 in February when she was involved in a crash.
Today motorcyclists are planning to ride in convoy along the M3, the M27 and the A31 in memory of the 16-year-old who was a member of the Young Firefighters Association at Ringwood.
The ride will start at Farnborough at 9am and pick up other riders on the way to Ringwood Rugby Club.
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.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral service of 16-year-old Jade Clark at Bournemouth Crematorium this afternoon. Jade was killed when her moped was involved in a crash on the A31 near Ringwood last month. This from our correspondent Martin Dowse.
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.
TRIBUTE FROM YOUNG FIREFIGHTERS' ASSOCIATION, RINGWOOD
Jade had two favourite places - first was home with her family and the second was Ringwood fire station with her fellow 'Young Firefighters'. Jade was a family girl who loved her family and would always talk about them.
Jade joined Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's Young Firefighters Association three-and-a-half years ago and she was proud to be a 'Young Firefighter'. What can we say about Jade? When she came on her first night we immediately thought: "Hello, this one could be trouble!"
How wrong were we. She had a brilliant sense of humour and was bubbly and outgoing.
Jade faced many challenges; throughout the time she was with us and when the going got
tough, we tried to encourage her.
Whatever was going on the station, Jade would be involved - from car washes to presentation
evenings and raising money for charity. She was totally committed.
Jade will be sadly missed by colleagues and friends. We will always miss Jade and her brightly
coloured hair but she will be always with us in spirit.
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.