A woman whose daughter was killed as she rode her moped on a notorious stretch of road in Hampshire has organised a petition calling for the speed limit on that road to be cut.
Sixteen-year-old Jade Clark was just 16 when she died on the A31 at Ringwood on the 24th February 2013. Her mother says if the speed limit had been reduced from 70 to 50 miles per hour between the Burley junction and the Ashley Heath roundabout, then Jade might have survived.
Last year, the government said that only three per cent of the accidents on the road were due to speeding and the limit would not be reduced. Martin Dowse reports.
We have concerns for Suong’s welfare and would appeal to her to contact us to let us know she’s safe. It is believed that she may have tried to travel to London, possibly the Camberwell Green area. Have you seen her or someone matching her description? Or do you know where she is? Please call us with any information.
– Detective Inspector Phil Scrase, Hampshire police
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shirley CID on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has gone missing from the Ringwood area. Suong Thi Bui is believed to have left a house in Lawrence Way, Ringwood, between 4am and 10 am on Saturday, October 19. She hasn’t been seen since.
She is a Vietnamese girl who speaks very little English. She is described as about 5ft tall and of a slim build. She may be wearing a beige jumper with pink flowers around the chest area, black leggings or tight blue jeans and black baseball-boot type trainers. She may be carrying a brown handbag.
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.