Ringwood crash death teenager Jade Clark remembered

  • 26 February 2013
  • From the section Dorset
Jade Clark
Image caption Jade Clark, 16, was a young firefighter

Tributes have been paid to a 16-year-old girl killed in a scooter crash in Dorset.

Jade Clark, a young firefighter, died when she lost control of her machine on the A31, at Ringwood on Sunday evening.

The teenager, from Ringwood, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened near the Ashley Heath roundabout.

Dorset Police have not yet revealed whether any vehicles were involved.

More than 1,300 people have "liked" a page set up on Facebook, called In Memory of Jade Clark, Gone But Never Forgot.

'Bubbly personality'

Kat Bryant wrote: "You were my best friend and I could talk to you about anything!!

'We had our ups and downs but we was always sisters at heart!!

'You'll be sadly missed by everyone who knew you...I've lost a best friend/big sister but heavens gained an you squiggle...RIP".

Amanda Guy posted: "So sad, so young, may you be a shining star above, rest in peace".

Chris Edwards, head teacher of Ringwood School which Jade attended until last year, said: "She had a lively, bubbly personality and was always full of life.

'She will be remembered as someone who had a huge heart, always willing to help others in difficulty - a really positive force for good."

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's Young Firefighters Association at Ringwood, where Jade was a member, described the teenager as a "cheerful young lady with huge determination, dedication and confidence".

A statement read: "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."

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