Police officer shocked at lack of witnesses to crash that killed pedestrian Victoria Woodbridge in Swanley
Victoria Woodbridge, 20,
was fatally injured in London Road, Swanley
The police officer probing a crash that fatally injured a young
woman is astonished more witnesses have not come forward.
Investigators are still not exactly sure what happened when
Victoria Woodbridge, 20, was knocked down in Swanley last
hit by a car as she crossed London Road, while on her way back
to her home in Laburnum Avenue, in busy rush-hour traffic.
But Insp Martin Stevens, from Kent Police, said he cannot
believe only a handful of people have offered
Insp Stevens, pictured right, said: "There must have been
someone coming the other way who saw what happened.
"We know who the driver of the car was which struck the victim
and we've also spoken to the driver of a car which was 50m or 60m
"But it's safe to say, given it was 6pm and the road was
reasonably busy, especially with oncoming traffic, others must have
seen what happened.
"But no one else stopped and no one else has come forward and I
find that very hard to believe."
Victoria - known as Vicki - was hit by a VW Touran travelling
towards Sidcup at 6pm on Wednesday, January 30.
She 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
She died less than 24 hours after the accident, from serious
Police have also revealed information about Victoria's jacket
could provide a vital clue.
Officers are keen to know if she had the hood of her light green
jacket up over her head.
Scene of the crash in
London Road, Swanley
Insp Stevens added: "Victoria was wearing a light green jacket
and black patterned leggings.
"We found her hood, detached from the jacket, at the scene.
Whether she was wearing it or not could be quite important."
Miss Woodbridge was described at 5ft 1ins and slim.
Witnesses or anyone who saw her before the collision is urged
to phone the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on