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Pedestrian Victoria Woodbridge, 20, dies after being hit by car in Swanley

31 January 2013

Scene of the crash in London Road, Swanley. Pedestrian Victoria Woodbridge later died in hospital

Victoria Woodbridge was hit by a car in London Road, Swanley

by Alan Watkins

Drivers ignored a dying young woman after she was hit by a car in Swanley, it has emerged today.

Pedestrian Victoria Woodbridge, 20, was knocked down in London Road on Wednesday evening.

She was put on life support at a specialist London hospital, but she died yesterday afternoon.

Today the first person on the scene of the crash told how she frantically tried to raise the alarm to other motorists.

Driving instructor Gemma Kelsey said: "Everyone was slowing down to have a look, but they kept on driving past.

"One guy fortunately stopped in the main road and tried to wave vehicles around us."

Video: Scene of the crash in London Road, Swanley

She became involved when she saw a brown Volkswagen Touran in front of her in London Road suddenly swerve.

It had just hit Miss Woodbridge - known as Vicky - at the Brook Road junction.

With the driver partly out of her vehicle and screaming, Ms Kelsey parked to see what she could do to help.

She stayed by her side until four ambulance crews - including specialist paramedics - gave Vicky first aid  at the scene.

Miss Woodbridge suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to King's College hospital, London, where she died less than 24 hours later.

Today floral tributes have been left at the scene of the crash, 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."

Floral tributes to Victoria Woodbridge in London Road, Swanley

Floral tributes to Victoria Woodbridge in London Road, Swanley

Miss Woodbridge - who lived in Laburnum Avenue, Swanley, with her parents -was hit at about 6pm on Wednesday.

Kent Police appealed for help in investigating the crash, and called for witnesses to contact Kent's serious collision investigation unit of 01622 798538.

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