VIDEO: Driver in Jade Clark death crash failed to stop, say police

VIDEO: Driver in Jade Clark death crash failed to stop, say police

Jade CLark, who died on the A31 on Sunday night

The scene of the crash on the A31 on Monday

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One of the drivers involved in the crash which killed teenager Jade Clark failed to stop after the accident, say police.

Sixteen-year-old Jade was riding her red scooter on the A31 at Ringwood on Sunday night when the accident happened.

Police think a number of vehicles were involved in the collision and investigating officers are keen to trace one of these cars which left the scene prior to the arrival of police.

Traffic Inspector Matt Butler said: “We know from our investigation so far that a number of vehicles were involved in the incident and one of these vehicles – a Volvo XC90 – left the scene before police arrived.

“I need to trace this vehicle and urge anyone with information to contact me. I particularly appeal to the driver to get in touch.

“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.

“I also urge any witnesses to the collision, and anyone with information, to contact me.”

Bournemouth Echo:

Police have released this picture of a Volvo XC90.

 

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1:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

catfan says...

I do so hope they get the people involved in this.
The filter and four lines are death traps - with some drivers cutting back and forth across the lines to save time. It's terrifying sometimes.
My sympathy goes to Jade's family and friends - I think of her mum and dad when I wake each morning and imagine what faces them in their days ahead.
RIP
I do so hope they get the people involved in this. The filter and four lines are death traps - with some drivers cutting back and forth across the lines to save time. It's terrifying sometimes. My sympathy goes to Jade's family and friends - I think of her mum and dad when I wake each morning and imagine what faces them in their days ahead. RIP catfan
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2:00pm Wed 27 Feb 13

deamondiamond says...

The A31 and those slip roads are terrible, i work in ringwood and dread finishing at 5 o clock due to all the traffic and all the cars that do not slow down to let you out, i read another post on here about making it a 50 zone, they also need to make other adjustments to make the a31 safer to prevent further loss. RIP.
The A31 and those slip roads are terrible, i work in ringwood and dread finishing at 5 o clock due to all the traffic and all the cars that do not slow down to let you out, i read another post on here about making it a 50 zone, they also need to make other adjustments to make the a31 safer to prevent further loss. RIP. deamondiamond
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2:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Cherry19 says...

I often ride my motorbike along that stretch of road pulling out from Ringwood, it's terrifying how dangerous and arrogant some drivers are... in light of this tragedy, I truly hope that all road users exercise more consideration & care on the roads ... we need more tolerance, less speed & even if a car/motorbike/cyclis
t may be 'in your way', just stop for a second & consider the impact hitting a person/vehicle has ... it's not like in the movies... this is real ... thoughts are with Jade & her family RIP
I often ride my motorbike along that stretch of road pulling out from Ringwood, it's terrifying how dangerous and arrogant some drivers are... in light of this tragedy, I truly hope that all road users exercise more consideration & care on the roads ... we need more tolerance, less speed & even if a car/motorbike/cyclis t may be 'in your way', just stop for a second & consider the impact hitting a person/vehicle has ... it's not like in the movies... this is real ... thoughts are with Jade & her family RIP Cherry19
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2:49pm Wed 27 Feb 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

Unbelievable someone could drive off after something like that. If I'd killed or been involved in killing anyone by accident I wouldn't care about being in trouble with the Police immediately. I'd be too concerned about the victim and wrapped with guilt even if it was a complete accident. People that run away should be very severely punished.
Unbelievable someone could drive off after something like that. If I'd killed or been involved in killing anyone by accident I wouldn't care about being in trouble with the Police immediately. I'd be too concerned about the victim and wrapped with guilt even if it was a complete accident. People that run away should be very severely punished. HRH of Boscombe
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2:56pm Wed 27 Feb 13

guisselle says...

Tragic accident ,wish drivers would be
more careful. My thoughts are with
the family RIP Jade.
Tragic accident ,wish drivers would be more careful. My thoughts are with the family RIP Jade. guisselle
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3:11pm Wed 27 Feb 13

benjamin says...

This car cannot be very difficult to trace. I'm surprised the police are still looking and why wait all this time before appealing for help.
This car cannot be very difficult to trace. I'm surprised the police are still looking and why wait all this time before appealing for help. benjamin
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4:57pm Wed 27 Feb 13

retry69 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Without making any to mention to the article itself.....

I would say all of the people commentating about how 'terrified' they are and how they 'dread' using this section of road that personally, I think this says more about the standards of your driving than it does the road.
Well said spot on.Someone will turn the driver in,fingers crossed.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Without making any to mention to the article itself..... I would say all of the people commentating about how 'terrified' they are and how they 'dread' using this section of road that personally, I think this says more about the standards of your driving than it does the road.[/p][/quote]Well said spot on.Someone will turn the driver in,fingers crossed. retry69
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5:01pm Wed 27 Feb 13

aerolover says...

Another arigant tank driver who think they own the road.
My sympathy to the young ladies family.
Another arigant tank driver who think they own the road. My sympathy to the young ladies family. aerolover
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6:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

The irate commuter says...

Cherry19 wrote:
I often ride my motorbike along that stretch of road pulling out from Ringwood, it's terrifying how dangerous and arrogant some drivers are... in light of this tragedy, I truly hope that all road users exercise more consideration & care on the roads ... we need more tolerance, less speed & even if a car/motorbike/cyclis t may be 'in your way', just stop for a second & consider the impact hitting a person/vehicle has ... it's not like in the movies... this is real ... thoughts are with Jade & her family RIP
'in light of this tragedy, I truly hope that all road users exercise more consideration & care on the roads'

Jugding by the idiot that cut me up this morning in the exact same spot that poor Jade died, then I fear not :((
[quote][p][bold]Cherry19[/bold] wrote: I often ride my motorbike along that stretch of road pulling out from Ringwood, it's terrifying how dangerous and arrogant some drivers are... in light of this tragedy, I truly hope that all road users exercise more consideration & care on the roads ... we need more tolerance, less speed & even if a car/motorbike/cyclis t may be 'in your way', just stop for a second & consider the impact hitting a person/vehicle has ... it's not like in the movies... this is real ... thoughts are with Jade & her family RIP[/p][/quote]'in light of this tragedy, I truly hope that all road users exercise more consideration & care on the roads' Jugding by the idiot that cut me up this morning in the exact same spot that poor Jade died, then I fear not :(( The irate commuter
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6:51pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Sct123456 says...

I used this stretch of road for eight years and the 'Fish Inn' slip road should have been closed years ago. The road could have been opened up all the way to the Verwood turn off and make the Ringwood junction a lot safer.
Hit and run drivers are scum!

RIP Jade.
I used this stretch of road for eight years and the 'Fish Inn' slip road should have been closed years ago. The road could have been opened up all the way to the Verwood turn off and make the Ringwood junction a lot safer. Hit and run drivers are scum! RIP Jade. Sct123456
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7:29pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Puj says...

The whole stretch from the Ringwood and 'Fish Inn' slip roads needs a complete rethink.Traffic comming over the bridge from Poulner Hill are travelling to fast to be able 'safely' negociate joining traffic from both slip roads.
Having a petrol station midway - doesnt help matters !

This sad story of the death of a very young person is only made worse by the knowlege that some moronic driver has failed to stop at the scene of a major accident.... absolute beggars belief !!

My sympathies to Jades family. Knowing this latest news must be devestaing for them.........
The whole stretch from the Ringwood and 'Fish Inn' slip roads needs a complete rethink.Traffic comming over the bridge from Poulner Hill are travelling to fast to be able 'safely' negociate joining traffic from both slip roads. Having a petrol station midway - doesnt help matters ! This sad story of the death of a very young person is only made worse by the knowlege that some moronic driver has failed to stop at the scene of a major accident.... absolute beggars belief !! My sympathies to Jades family. Knowing this latest news must be devestaing for them......... Puj
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8:54pm Wed 27 Feb 13

miniminime says...

Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !!
Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !! miniminime
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9:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Roband65 says...

There arent that many silver volvo xc90 cars in the surrounding areas surely the police can trace them via the dvla if required.
There arent that many silver volvo xc90 cars in the surrounding areas surely the police can trace them via the dvla if required. Roband65
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9:49pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Huey says...

So some poor girl loses her life and a car involved just ****s off?
Unbelievable. How can they sleep? Look at her.
Very very sad RIP
So some poor girl loses her life and a car involved just ****s off? Unbelievable. How can they sleep? Look at her. Very very sad RIP Huey
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10:16pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Tommo_71 says...

So very sad, RIP.

To think that just a couple of weeks ago people were on this site complaining at a proposal to reduce the speed limit on this very dangerous stretch of road.

I wonder if those same people now understand why it must change.
So very sad, RIP. To think that just a couple of weeks ago people were on this site complaining at a proposal to reduce the speed limit on this very dangerous stretch of road. I wonder if those same people now understand why it must change. Tommo_71
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10:33pm Wed 27 Feb 13

indigo5 says...

Huey wrote:
So some poor girl loses her life and a car involved just ****s off?
Unbelievable. How can they sleep? Look at her.
Very very sad RIP
We are looking for you Volvo Driver are you Sleeping well!
My thoughts are with the family RIP Jade
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: So some poor girl loses her life and a car involved just ****s off? Unbelievable. How can they sleep? Look at her. Very very sad RIP[/p][/quote]We are looking for you Volvo Driver are you Sleeping well! My thoughts are with the family RIP Jade indigo5
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11:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Old Harry says...

miniminime wrote:
Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !!
The headline, although inaccurate, is sensational and attracts the attention of the masses. Sadly thats whats sells papers these days.
[quote][p][bold]miniminime[/bold] wrote: Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !![/p][/quote]The headline, although inaccurate, is sensational and attracts the attention of the masses. Sadly thats whats sells papers these days. Old Harry
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8:38am Thu 28 Feb 13

yet_another_one says...

Scum like this have little or no human feelings other than for themselves.
The XC90 is an expensive car to own and run so the owner/driver may think with all that money they're probably above the law or eventual any legal proceedings as a result of this blatant violation against mankind.
Were they driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? That would be so difficult to prove now but when they are found, hopefully somebody will identify and finger them, they should lose their driving licence for LIFE as they are more of a liability on the roads than anything else.
Either that or they simply find it so difficult to obtain vehicle insurance for the damming entry they will receive on the national insurance database against their name.
Jade, R.I.P., you didn't deserve this.
Scum like this have little or no human feelings other than for themselves. The XC90 is an expensive car to own and run so the owner/driver may think with all that money they're probably above the law or eventual any legal proceedings as a result of this blatant violation against mankind. Were they driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? That would be so difficult to prove now but when they are found, hopefully somebody will identify and finger them, they should lose their driving licence for LIFE as they are more of a liability on the roads than anything else. Either that or they simply find it so difficult to obtain vehicle insurance for the damming entry they will receive on the national insurance database against their name. Jade, R.I.P., you didn't deserve this. yet_another_one
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10:03am Thu 28 Feb 13

rach74 says...

miniminime wrote:
Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !!
what a stupid stupid comment to make, ok so you are saying it was fine for them to hit the girl and kill her, stop have a look and drive off, cant see much difference at all, they need to be caught and punished, so i dont think the Echo have reported this wrong at all, its mindless people that comment like you have which doesnt help matters
[quote][p][bold]miniminime[/bold] wrote: Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !![/p][/quote]what a stupid stupid comment to make, ok so you are saying it was fine for them to hit the girl and kill her, stop have a look and drive off, cant see much difference at all, they need to be caught and punished, so i dont think the Echo have reported this wrong at all, its mindless people that comment like you have which doesnt help matters rach74
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12:35pm Thu 28 Feb 13

The Cerne Giant says...

Surely it is best to a wait the Coroner's inquest afore pointing fingers about this incident, tragic as it is

My thoughts are for all involved in this and any RTA
Surely it is best to a wait the Coroner's inquest afore pointing fingers about this incident, tragic as it is My thoughts are for all involved in this and any RTA The Cerne Giant
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1:24pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Dont drop litter says...

rach74 wrote:
miniminime wrote:
Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !!
what a stupid stupid comment to make, ok so you are saying it was fine for them to hit the girl and kill her, stop have a look and drive off, cant see much difference at all, they need to be caught and punished, so i dont think the Echo have reported this wrong at all, its mindless people that comment like you have which doesnt help matters
It is an offence to leave the scene of an accident without reporting it to the Police. Failing to Stop is the term used by the Police. It means leaving the scene before statements are taken so that investigations can be made.
If thet person has left the scene before Police have questioned / breathalysed etc. that amounts to 'failing to stop'.
It doesn't mean waiting until someone else turns up, or simply phoning the Police.
I really hope that they find whoever it is - soon.
My sympathies go to the family and friends. That stretch of road, unfortunately, is an accident waiting to happen. Close the Fish Inn road now!
[quote][p][bold]rach74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miniminime[/bold] wrote: Once again the Echo have reported this wrong. The driver of the vehicle did not fail to stop ... he left the scene before the Police arrived. Subtle difference there !![/p][/quote]what a stupid stupid comment to make, ok so you are saying it was fine for them to hit the girl and kill her, stop have a look and drive off, cant see much difference at all, they need to be caught and punished, so i dont think the Echo have reported this wrong at all, its mindless people that comment like you have which doesnt help matters[/p][/quote]It is an offence to leave the scene of an accident without reporting it to the Police. Failing to Stop is the term used by the Police. It means leaving the scene before statements are taken so that investigations can be made. If thet person has left the scene before Police have questioned / breathalysed etc. that amounts to 'failing to stop'. It doesn't mean waiting until someone else turns up, or simply phoning the Police. I really hope that they find whoever it is - soon. My sympathies go to the family and friends. That stretch of road, unfortunately, is an accident waiting to happen. Close the Fish Inn road now! Dont drop litter
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1:29pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Dont drop litter says...

retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Without making any to mention to the article itself.....

I would say all of the people commentating about how 'terrified' they are and how they 'dread' using this section of road that personally, I think this says more about the standards of your driving than it does the road.
Well said spot on.Someone will turn the driver in,fingers crossed.
Not really Scrumpyjack. If you've ever tried to pull into the petrol station when the road is busy whilst avoiding cars emerging from the Fish Inn slipway that are trying to accellerate up to 50+ mph you'll realise the problem.
Similarly, pulling out of the petrol station into a stream of fast moving traffic is horrendous. It only takes one person pulling into Verwood to miss an indication and you have a major problem.
The Fish Inn slip should be closed, it only serves as a shortcut for traffic from the town.
The speed limit should be cut to 50mph until just after the Verwood slip.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Without making any to mention to the article itself..... I would say all of the people commentating about how 'terrified' they are and how they 'dread' using this section of road that personally, I think this says more about the standards of your driving than it does the road.[/p][/quote]Well said spot on.Someone will turn the driver in,fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]Not really Scrumpyjack. If you've ever tried to pull into the petrol station when the road is busy whilst avoiding cars emerging from the Fish Inn slipway that are trying to accellerate up to 50+ mph you'll realise the problem. Similarly, pulling out of the petrol station into a stream of fast moving traffic is horrendous. It only takes one person pulling into Verwood to miss an indication and you have a major problem. The Fish Inn slip should be closed, it only serves as a shortcut for traffic from the town. The speed limit should be cut to 50mph until just after the Verwood slip. Dont drop litter
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2:57pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Scoty2hotty says...

Its only a matter of time...
Its only a matter of time... Scoty2hotty
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3:06pm Thu 28 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

Dont drop litter wrote:
retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Without making any to mention to the article itself.....

I would say all of the people commentating about how 'terrified' they are and how they 'dread' using this section of road that personally, I think this says more about the standards of your driving than it does the road.
Well said spot on.Someone will turn the driver in,fingers crossed.
Not really Scrumpyjack. If you've ever tried to pull into the petrol station when the road is busy whilst avoiding cars emerging from the Fish Inn slipway that are trying to accellerate up to 50+ mph you'll realise the problem.
Similarly, pulling out of the petrol station into a stream of fast moving traffic is horrendous. It only takes one person pulling into Verwood to miss an indication and you have a major problem.
The Fish Inn slip should be closed, it only serves as a shortcut for traffic from the town.
The speed limit should be cut to 50mph until just after the Verwood slip.
Except thousands of cars do so perfectly safely every week....
[quote][p][bold]Dont drop litter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Without making any to mention to the article itself..... I would say all of the people commentating about how 'terrified' they are and how they 'dread' using this section of road that personally, I think this says more about the standards of your driving than it does the road.[/p][/quote]Well said spot on.Someone will turn the driver in,fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]Not really Scrumpyjack. If you've ever tried to pull into the petrol station when the road is busy whilst avoiding cars emerging from the Fish Inn slipway that are trying to accellerate up to 50+ mph you'll realise the problem. Similarly, pulling out of the petrol station into a stream of fast moving traffic is horrendous. It only takes one person pulling into Verwood to miss an indication and you have a major problem. The Fish Inn slip should be closed, it only serves as a shortcut for traffic from the town. The speed limit should be cut to 50mph until just after the Verwood slip.[/p][/quote]Except thousands of cars do so perfectly safely every week.... scrumpyjack
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8:40pm Thu 28 Feb 13

grumpyolddear says...

I have found going from well lit area to darkness then back to well lit a problem when heading west in this area.

Recently driving back from London late at night I noticed that many areas on major roads have reduced lighting, very difficult driving in these conditions, I wonder if there has been an increase in accidents.

No excuse for dangerous driving and leaving the scene, of course.

Condolences to Jade's family RIP
I have found going from well lit area to darkness then back to well lit a problem when heading west in this area. Recently driving back from London late at night I noticed that many areas on major roads have reduced lighting, very difficult driving in these conditions, I wonder if there has been an increase in accidents. No excuse for dangerous driving and leaving the scene, of course. Condolences to Jade's family RIP grumpyolddear
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10:45pm Thu 28 Feb 13

gameon says...

benjamin wrote:
This car cannot be very difficult to trace. I'm surprised the police are still looking and why wait all this time before appealing for help.
Yes I agree benjamin but this is Dorsets Finest you are talking about !!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]benjamin[/bold] wrote: This car cannot be very difficult to trace. I'm surprised the police are still looking and why wait all this time before appealing for help.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree benjamin but this is Dorsets Finest you are talking about !!!!!!!! gameon
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3:02pm Mon 4 Mar 13

polblagger says...

Speed doesn't kill people, bad driving does.
Speed doesn't kill people, bad driving does. polblagger
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3:19pm Mon 4 Mar 13

nosuchluck54 says...

gameon wrote:
benjamin wrote:
This car cannot be very difficult to trace. I'm surprised the police are still looking and why wait all this time before appealing for help.
Yes I agree benjamin but this is Dorsets Finest you are talking about !!!!!!!!
Do you not think there are reasons behind the way police handle these sort of things or do you just not think?
[quote][p][bold]gameon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]benjamin[/bold] wrote: This car cannot be very difficult to trace. I'm surprised the police are still looking and why wait all this time before appealing for help.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree benjamin but this is Dorsets Finest you are talking about !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Do you not think there are reasons behind the way police handle these sort of things or do you just not think? nosuchluck54
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