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Fire station garden in memory of crash girl Jade Clark

Jade Clark memorial garden
Image caption Jade Clark was a member of Hampshire's Young Firefighters' Association

A garden at a fire station in memory of a young firefighter who died in a road collision has opened.

Jade Clark, 16, from Hampshire, died when her moped was involved in a crash on the A31 in Dorset on 24 February.

The garden, created at Ringwood fire station by fellow cadets, opened on what would have been Jade's 17th birthday.

Watch manager Kevin Morrison said the garden was centred around "a mosaic star with a rose in its centre".

Jade, from Ringwood, was a member of Hampshire's Young Firefighters' Association.

Following the crash, the government is looking at improving safety on the stretch of road.

Brian Hampton, 58, of Shadoxhurst, near Ashford, Kent, is charged with causing death by careless driving, failing to stop and failing to report an accident in relation to Jade's death on the A31 in Dorset.

He also faces three charges of driving while disqualified, three of driving without insurance and one count of perverting the course of justice.

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