Tribute paid to driver ploughed off the Road near Ringwood

Tribute has been paid to the driver who died following a collision in Ringwood in the early hours of yesterday (8 August).

Jasper Collins, 21, of Ringwood Road, Bransgore, died in hospital following the collision on Crow Lane, shortly before 2am.

His mum, Anne Collins, has today paid tribute to him.

She said: “As you can imagine, we are devastated, heartbroken. No words can sum it up. Just 21 years old, now forever young.

“Thank you for your kind words, they do mean so much. It helps to receive them.

“Jasper was truly a good boy – I would say that wouldn’t I but it is so true.

“Adrian and I were incredibly proud of him. So kind, cheeky, funny, and such a dear friend to so many.

“I am told the pub was absolutely full all day yesterday as they gathered to be a comfort to each other.

“I’ve seen the videos cheering him and the flowers and the cushion Jasper made for Jack, which was so typical of Jasper’s humour.

“A tragic car accident but please do know and take comfort that Jasper was asleep immediately and had no pain.

“I was by his side in hospital and all the staff at Southampton General Hospital were truly amazing. Our thanks to them all for all they did to try to help him.

“Our love to all his family and friends, who are all going to miss him so much.”

Investigations into the single vehicle collision are ongoing and anyone who may have seen what happened or saw the white Volkswagen Scirocco being driven by Mr Collins prior to the incident are asked to contact us.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘44170304869’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.