A £1,000 reward has been offered to find the hit-and-run driver who knocked Jade Clark off her scooter.

The driver of the silver Volvo XC90 left the scene of the horror crash before police arrived and six days on he or she has still not come forward.

Now Dorset’s top traffic officers are urging the driver or anyone with information about the car to contact them.

The cash reward has been offered by Crimestoppers for the arrest and charge of the offender.

Jade, 16, suffered fatal injuries in the accident, which happened on the westbound carriageway of the A31 near the Ashley Heath roundabout, at 8.23pm on Sunday night (Feb 24).

Police believe the teenager was riding her red scooter when she was struck by the Volvo XC90 and a number of other vehicles between the Verwood on-slip road and the A338 off-slip road.

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Police have released this picture of a Volvo XC90.

Inspector Matt Butler said: “A number of vehicles were involved in the incident and one of these vehicles – a Volvo XC90 – left the scene before the police arrived.

“We know that the moped was upright at the time of the collision and believe that the Volvo XC90 was the first vehicle to collide with it.

“I need to trace the Volvo 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 the police urgently.”

Members of the public will only be eligible for the cash reward if they call the Crimestoppers line – on 0800 555 111 – with information that leads to the arrest and charge of an offender.

A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday afternoon and an inquest into Jade’s death is due to be opened early next week.

Jade was a former pupil at Ringwood School and left in July 2012 to follow her love of hairdressing by starting a college course.

She was also a member of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Young Firefighters Association in Ringwood.