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by Alan Watkins
Loving tributes have been paid to a young woman fatally injured as she crossed a road in Swanley.
Victoria Woodbridge, 20, was believed to be on her way back to her home in Laburnum Avenue, when she was struck.
As the first picture of her emerged, friends have expressed their grief for the "diamond girl".
Victoria - known as Vicki - was given first aid by a passing motorist before four teams of paramedics battled to save her.
The former Hextable school pupil was taken to the specialist King’s College Hospital in London where she was put on a life support machine.
She died last Thursday, less than 24 hours after the accident, from serious head injuries.
Vicki's family have thanked wellwishers for their messages of sympathy and support via Facebook.
Among the friends to pay tribute on the social networking site were Linzi Barber, who wrote: "R.I.P Vicki, you were such a nice person who was always happy, you will be missed by everyone xxxx"
Another friend, Lexi Grist, wrote: "When I came to Birch Wood you became my friend on my very first day and have stuck by me ever since.
"You made me smile, even though school was harsh. I miss you so much, keep a seat warm for me Hun. I'll be up there with you some day. R.I.P xxxxxxxx"
Louise Heffer wrote: "You were a lovely person and I know you have been taken from this world, but they have gained an absolute angel up there. Such a diamond girl."
Shortly after the accident, floral tributes were left at the scene, close to a pedestrian crossing on the 40mph-limit road.
One read: "Words cannot express how you were the kindest caring sister I could have and a wonderful aunty. God bless."
Another referred to her grandmother who was buried the day after Victoria's death. It read: "Words cannot express our sadness that we feel. RIP with your Nanny, Jenny Playfoot."
It was signed by her aunts, Brenda and Tina.
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