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Driver should come forward voluntarily
8:00am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in Opinion
THERE are some stories that shock even the most hard-bitten journalists.
The death of Jade Clark is one of them.
We have covered the story throughout the week, online and in the newspaper since Jade was killed on the A31 last Sunday evening as she rode on her motor scooter.
Now, at the end of a devastating week for the 16-year-old’s family, a reward has been offered to find the hit and run driver who police believe initially knocked her over.
Given the fact that the vehicle they are looking for is not that common and that there cameras on so many of our roads, it ought not to be too long before the driver is located.
It should not need to come to that.
If the driver has a conscience, he or she should come forward voluntarily before they receive the knock at the door. Whatever the circumstances of the tragedy, Jade and her family deserve at least that honesty.