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Man dies and another in hospital after collision on A31

A motorcyclist has died and another is in a serious condition in hospital following a collision on the A31 near Ringwood.

The two men came off their bikes yesterday evening at 6:15pm when they hit a horse, which also sadly died.

The men were taken to hospital but one of the men died of his injuries.

An investigation is underway to find out how the horse got onto the busy road.


500 bikers to ride-out in memory of Jade

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.

Call for lower limit on fatal road

The Highways Agency is being urged to reclassify a road in Dorset where a 16-year-old girl died.

Councillors want to see the speed limit reduced on the A31 where Jade Clark was killed while riding on her scooter.

Police investigating the accident near Ringwood are continuing their efforts to find a Volvo which may have been involved. A £5,000 reward has been offered for information.

Police quiz 700 Volvo drivers

Police hunting for the driver involved in the hit-and-run death of a teenage girl in Dorset have now spoken to more than 700 people who drive similar cars.

Jade Clark, who was 16, was killed while riding her scooter on the A31 near Ringwood last month. Detectives have been speaking to hundreds of Volvo XC90 owners to eliminate them from the investigation. A £5,000 pound reward has been offered for information.

New appeal over fatal collision

Police are trying to trace the driver of a Volvo XC90 similar to the one pictured here Credit: Dorset Police

Police investigating a collision which claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

The incident happened at 8.23pm on Sunday to the collision on the westbound carriageway of the A31 near the Ashley Heath roundabout.

The rider of a red scooter Jade Clark, of Ringwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

One vehicle which may have been involved in the collision– a Volvo XC90 – left the scene before police arrived.

Traffic Inspector Matt Butler said: “The front of the vehicle will be damaged. If anyone is aware of a Volvo XC90 which has sustained damage or has been repaired in the last few days, they should call police urgently.

Witnesses can call call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 24:393.


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.

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