Kent Police renewed appeal for Swanley crash witnesses to come forward

News Shopper: Victoria Woodbridge died after being hit by a car in London Road near the junction with Brook Road in Swanley Victoria Woodbridge died after being hit by a car in London Road near the junction with Brook Road in Swanley

THE officer investigating a fatal collision in which a 20-year-old woman was killed near her Swanley home says he cannot believe more witnesses have not come forward.

Three weeks after Victoria Woodbridge was knocked down by a brown Volkswagen Touran in London Road, Kent Police is still not sure exactly what happened.

The incident took place on the westbound side of the road, near the junction with Brook Road, at about 6pm on January 30 when lots of drivers would have been travelling past on their way home after work.

Miss Woodbridge was taken by ambulance to King's College Hospital with serious head and pelvic injuries and died the following day.

Why have more witnesses not come forward?

Inspector Martin Stevens, from the serious collision investigation unit, says he is sure drivers heading out of London into Kent would have seen the crash.

He 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 behind.

“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.”

Was Victoria Woodbridge wearing her hood at the time of the collision?

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them, and are especially keen to know whether she had the hood of her light green jacket up over her head.

News Shopper: Tributes laid at the scene of the crash at the junction between Brook Road and London Road.

Inspector 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.”

Police say Miss Woodbridge, of Laburnum Avenue, was 5ft 1in tall, and of slim build.

Anyone who saw her before the incident or who witnessed it is asked to call the Kent Police serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538.

 

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5:31pm Wed 20 Feb 13

rw4732 says...

We the Family of Victoria ask that if anyone did see anything then please come forward if only to let us all know what happened to our family member and to help bring closure for us all,Not knowing is has heart breaking as losing Victoria in that tragic Accident,
We the Family of Victoria ask that if anyone did see anything then please come forward if only to let us all know what happened to our family member and to help bring closure for us all,Not knowing is has heart breaking as losing Victoria in that tragic Accident, rw4732

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