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Mourners pay tribute to Amber Bridges, who was killed in a road collision last weekend (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Friends and family of a teenage girl killed in a crash last week gathered near the scene of the incident and wore pink as a tribute at the weekend.

Remembering Amber: Friends and relatives wearing pink as a tribute remember 16-year-old Amber Bridges, who died after a road crash last Sunday (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

A procession of cars decked with pink ribbons drove past the scene where Amber Bridges, who was 16, died last Sunday.

Many stopped to drop off flowers, balloons and tributes at the roadside memorial.

Relatives including the victim’s mother, Heidi Bridges, embraced as they watched and close to 100 teenagers joined the tribute on Saturday.

You can see a photo gallery of images from the tribute here

Marshals monitored traffic around the ceremony, which was marked with traffic cones.

Fire personnel waved pink and sounded a siren from a Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service that slowed down as it passed by.

Ms Bridges died after her motorcycle was in collision with a van on May 30.

The crash happened on South Road, close to the Fairmont Southampton.

Tributes near the site of a crash that claimed the life of Amber Bridges, who was 16, last weekend (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

Ms Bridges’s devotion to riding was highlighted by a horse rider who joined the memorial procession with pink ribbons.

The teenager, a keen horse rider from St George’s, was the fifth roads death of the year.

Hundreds show their support at a Vigil for Amber Rose Bridges on Southshore Road Southampton (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
The Bermuda Fire Service shows its support at a Vigil for Amber Rose Bridges on South Shore Road, Southampton (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Hundreds show their support at a vigil for Amber Rose Bridges on South Shore Road, Southampton (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published June 07, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated June 07, 2021 at 11:34 am)

Tributes to schoolgirl who died in road crash

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