Driver in Jade Clark death crash on the A31 at Ringwood failed to stop

Daily Echo: Jade Clark Jade Clark

ONE of the drivers involved in the crash which killed Hampshire teenager Jade Clark failed to stop after the accident, police said today.

Sixteen-year-old Jade was riding her red scooter on the A31 near Ringwood on Sunday night when the tragedy 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.

Officers have released a photograph of a car similar to one they are looking for.

 

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.”

Ring police on 101 with any information.

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2:12pm Wed 27 Feb 13

durkiboy says...

is there not CCTV footage available??
is there not CCTV footage available?? durkiboy
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2:18pm Wed 27 Feb 13

sotonwinch09 says...

durkiboy wrote:
is there not CCTV footage available??
Obviously not otherwise there wouldn't be an appeal.
[quote][p][bold]durkiboy[/bold] wrote: is there not CCTV footage available??[/p][/quote]Obviously not otherwise there wouldn't be an appeal. sotonwinch09
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2:42pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Rockhopper says...

No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person. Rockhopper
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3:04pm Wed 27 Feb 13

mickey01 says...

Rockhopper wrote:
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
too right !! the only difference between a hedgehog and a 4x4 driver is that a hedgehog has its **** on the outside
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.[/p][/quote]too right !! the only difference between a hedgehog and a 4x4 driver is that a hedgehog has its **** on the outside mickey01
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3:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

soobear says...

Rockhopper wrote:
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
Or perhaps someone so deeply traumatized by the incident that they panicked, and are probably still unable to come to terms with what happened.

Not condoning them failing to stop of course, but I can see what may have caused them to just drive on.

I am not a driver but I travel on this road weekly as a passenger and I can honestly say it is one of the most dangerous pieces of road I know of. Its like junction 4 of the m27 in the way of all the 70mph+ lane swapping that goes on.
Underpowered vehicles and inexperienced road users are not allowed on the motorway for their own safety, and although the a31 is not a motorway in name, it is certainly used like one by drivers.
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.[/p][/quote]Or perhaps someone so deeply traumatized by the incident that they panicked, and are probably still unable to come to terms with what happened. Not condoning them failing to stop of course, but I can see what may have caused them to just drive on. I am not a driver but I travel on this road weekly as a passenger and I can honestly say it is one of the most dangerous pieces of road I know of. Its like junction 4 of the m27 in the way of all the 70mph+ lane swapping that goes on. Underpowered vehicles and inexperienced road users are not allowed on the motorway for their own safety, and although the a31 is not a motorway in name, it is certainly used like one by drivers. soobear
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4:18pm Wed 27 Feb 13

durkiboy says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
durkiboy wrote:
is there not CCTV footage available??
Obviously not otherwise there wouldn't be an appeal.
not necessarily, how many times have tho Police had CCTV images and still appealed for public help?? If they have images, they may not be good quality, so would still need help to identify the vehicle.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]durkiboy[/bold] wrote: is there not CCTV footage available??[/p][/quote]Obviously not otherwise there wouldn't be an appeal.[/p][/quote]not necessarily, how many times have tho Police had CCTV images and still appealed for public help?? If they have images, they may not be good quality, so would still need help to identify the vehicle. durkiboy
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4:57pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Niel says...

IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer...
IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer... Niel
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5:20pm Wed 27 Feb 13

ohec says...

soobear wrote:
Rockhopper wrote:
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
Or perhaps someone so deeply traumatized by the incident that they panicked, and are probably still unable to come to terms with what happened.

Not condoning them failing to stop of course, but I can see what may have caused them to just drive on.

I am not a driver but I travel on this road weekly as a passenger and I can honestly say it is one of the most dangerous pieces of road I know of. Its like junction 4 of the m27 in the way of all the 70mph+ lane swapping that goes on.
Underpowered vehicles and inexperienced road users are not allowed on the motorway for their own safety, and although the a31 is not a motorway in name, it is certainly used like one by drivers.
Or it could be someone who is drunk/under the influence / uninsured / banned from driving or any number of reasons, but a very cowardly thing to do, how much or how little their involvement the right thing to do is stop. And they might as well come forward because they will get caught and i hope they throw the book at them.
[quote][p][bold]soobear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.[/p][/quote]Or perhaps someone so deeply traumatized by the incident that they panicked, and are probably still unable to come to terms with what happened. Not condoning them failing to stop of course, but I can see what may have caused them to just drive on. I am not a driver but I travel on this road weekly as a passenger and I can honestly say it is one of the most dangerous pieces of road I know of. Its like junction 4 of the m27 in the way of all the 70mph+ lane swapping that goes on. Underpowered vehicles and inexperienced road users are not allowed on the motorway for their own safety, and although the a31 is not a motorway in name, it is certainly used like one by drivers.[/p][/quote]Or it could be someone who is drunk/under the influence / uninsured / banned from driving or any number of reasons, but a very cowardly thing to do, how much or how little their involvement the right thing to do is stop. And they might as well come forward because they will get caught and i hope they throw the book at them. ohec
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5:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

downfader says...

soobear wrote:
Rockhopper wrote:
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
Or perhaps someone so deeply traumatized by the incident that they panicked, and are probably still unable to come to terms with what happened.

Not condoning them failing to stop of course, but I can see what may have caused them to just drive on.

I am not a driver but I travel on this road weekly as a passenger and I can honestly say it is one of the most dangerous pieces of road I know of. Its like junction 4 of the m27 in the way of all the 70mph+ lane swapping that goes on.
Underpowered vehicles and inexperienced road users are not allowed on the motorway for their own safety, and although the a31 is not a motorway in name, it is certainly used like one by drivers.
No. There can be no excuses. If the driver was involved they were obliged to stop.

As for the A31 and lane swapping, I agree, but that it an issue with the drivers in question, not something the more vulnerable should have to counter.

People need to look out for each other more!
[quote][p][bold]soobear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.[/p][/quote]Or perhaps someone so deeply traumatized by the incident that they panicked, and are probably still unable to come to terms with what happened. Not condoning them failing to stop of course, but I can see what may have caused them to just drive on. I am not a driver but I travel on this road weekly as a passenger and I can honestly say it is one of the most dangerous pieces of road I know of. Its like junction 4 of the m27 in the way of all the 70mph+ lane swapping that goes on. Underpowered vehicles and inexperienced road users are not allowed on the motorway for their own safety, and although the a31 is not a motorway in name, it is certainly used like one by drivers.[/p][/quote]No. There can be no excuses. If the driver was involved they were obliged to stop. As for the A31 and lane swapping, I agree, but that it an issue with the drivers in question, not something the more vulnerable should have to counter. People need to look out for each other more! downfader
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6:16pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Queen Victoria says...

R.I.P Jade Clark.
R.I.P Jade Clark. Queen Victoria
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6:41pm Wed 27 Feb 13

thesotonsaint says...

Rockhopper wrote:
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
No doubt another moron casting judgement. Apologies oh holier than thou for owning a 4x4. I also own the ability not to judge. Focus on paying your respects to the person who sadly lost their life and not trying to stereotype.
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.[/p][/quote]No doubt another moron casting judgement. Apologies oh holier than thou for owning a 4x4. I also own the ability not to judge. Focus on paying your respects to the person who sadly lost their life and not trying to stereotype. thesotonsaint
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6:44pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Georgem says...

Niel wrote:
IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer...
You should inform the police of this. I doubt they've thought of that...
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer...[/p][/quote]You should inform the police of this. I doubt they've thought of that... Georgem
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7:28pm Wed 27 Feb 13

southampton999 says...

Rockhopper wrote:
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
You idiot, someones's child has been killed and you are using this as a forum for your petty hatred of 4x4 drivers. You should be ashamed of yourself. DISGUSTING.
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.[/p][/quote]You idiot, someones's child has been killed and you are using this as a forum for your petty hatred of 4x4 drivers. You should be ashamed of yourself. DISGUSTING. southampton999
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8:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

mickey01 wrote:
Rockhopper wrote:
No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way.
Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.
too right !! the only difference between a hedgehog and a 4x4 driver is that a hedgehog has its **** on the outside
Of course you two idiots were observers of this incident and you know that the driver of the Volvo was personally responsible for the death of this young lady. You should be ashamed of yourself. If you have any information, phone the Police.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: No doubt a typical 4x4 driver thinking they own the road and causing carnage along the way. Hope they catch and prosecute this cowardly and arrogant person.[/p][/quote]too right !! the only difference between a hedgehog and a 4x4 driver is that a hedgehog has its **** on the outside[/p][/quote]Of course you two idiots were observers of this incident and you know that the driver of the Volvo was personally responsible for the death of this young lady. You should be ashamed of yourself. If you have any information, phone the Police. Sir Ad E Noid
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8:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Reality-man says...

Queen Victoria wrote:
R.I.P Jade Clark.
Can't believe i had to scroll through so many foolish comments before finding a sensible one! Indeed R.I.P Jade x
[quote][p][bold]Queen Victoria[/bold] wrote: R.I.P Jade Clark.[/p][/quote]Can't believe i had to scroll through so many foolish comments before finding a sensible one! Indeed R.I.P Jade x Reality-man
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8:45pm Wed 27 Feb 13

bigfella777 says...

Makes you wonder why it didn't stop.
Makes you wonder why it didn't stop. bigfella777
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1:28am Thu 28 Feb 13

dolomiteman says...

Niel wrote:
IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer...
The registration number is not known which is why the police are appealing for help.
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer...[/p][/quote]The registration number is not known which is why the police are appealing for help. dolomiteman
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9:35am Thu 28 Feb 13

Niel says...

dolomiteman wrote:
Niel wrote:
IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer...
The registration number is not known which is why the police are appealing for help.
With the data-mining capability available to 'read' the data log, the limited number of ovloV XC-90's known to DVLA, and a limited time frame to check I wonder if it was UK registered and fitted with legal machine readable plates.
Of course the ANPR system may have not 'seen' it, but as your plate is recorded and logged multiple times a day plus the DVLA's known keepers addresses eliminating by direct Police visits will probably be next on the to do list.
As others have speculated the driver may have reasons for not staying on scene, but now they haven't reported the 'accident' within 24 hours they are fast loosing any chance of a lesser charge being laid against them...
[quote][p][bold]dolomiteman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: IF it's registered keeper doesn't present the driver to the Police, then the country-wide Trunk-Route ANPR system log should hold the answer...[/p][/quote]The registration number is not known which is why the police are appealing for help.[/p][/quote]With the data-mining capability available to 'read' the data log, the limited number of ovloV XC-90's known to DVLA, and a limited time frame to check I wonder if it was UK registered and fitted with legal machine readable plates. Of course the ANPR system may have not 'seen' it, but as your plate is recorded and logged multiple times a day plus the DVLA's known keepers addresses eliminating by direct Police visits will probably be next on the to do list. As others have speculated the driver may have reasons for not staying on scene, but now they haven't reported the 'accident' within 24 hours they are fast loosing any chance of a lesser charge being laid against them... Niel
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