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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.

TRAVEL - ROADS: HAMPSHIRE - A31 closed westbound at Ringwood

A31 Westbound closed due to accident investigation work between A338 Salisbury Road (Ringwood) and A338 / Horton Road (Ashley Heath Interchange). The A31 has been closed since 20:00 last night after a serious accident involving a car and a motorbike.

The M27 has been shut from J2 to help long distance traffic divert. The A31 is open between the M27 and Ringwood only for local traffic.

TRAVEL - ROADS: HAMPSHIRE multi-vehicle accident A31 at Four Marks

The A31 Winchester Road in both directions closed at Four Marks in Hampshire. There is queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident between Telegraph Lane and A32 / Northfield Lane / Winchester Road (Chawton Roundabout).

Affecting traffic between Winchester and Alton, it is anticipated that the road will remain closed throughout this evening's peak period. Many other roads in the area are congested as a result.

TRAVEL - ROADS: HAMPSHIRE: 4-car accident A31 Poulner Hill, New Forest

Stationary traffic and one lane closed due to accident, four vehicles involved on A31 Poulner Hill Westbound between Picket Post Services (Burley Turn Off) and Eastfield Lane (Ringwood).

The accident happened at around 11:15, with queues back towards Stoney Cross. Lane two (of two) remains closed, though traffic is now able to pass the scene.


Witness appeal after tricycle crash leaves two men with life-threatening injuries

Hampshire police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which two people were left with life-threatening injuries, after their motorised tricycle collided with a crash barrier.

The two men - the rider aged 45 and from Ringwood, and his pillion passenger - a 51-year-old man from Bournemouth were airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

The rider is in a stable condition, while the pillion passenger is in a critical condition.

It happened at around 11am on Sunday 24th June. The men had been travelling along the A31 westbound at Ropley.

Hampshire Police are asking anyone with information to contact Sergeant Adrienne Jerram at the Fratton Roads Policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 .

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