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Young mum dies in road tragedy

PUBLISHED: 13:59 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:30 01 July 2010

A MOTHER of two was killed on Friday night after being struck by a car, writes Kate Nelson. Cheryl McGoldrick, 26, from Beckenham, was knocked down by a blue Volkswagon Golf at around 8.50pm on the High Street at the junction with Manor Road. She was ta

A MOTHER of two was killed on Friday night after being struck by a car, writes Kate Nelson.

Cheryl McGoldrick, 26, from Beckenham, was knocked down by a blue Volkswagon Golf at around 8.50pm on the High Street at the junction with Manor Road.

She was taken by ambulance to King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill with serious head injuries but was pronounced dead at 12.30am.

Hundreds of floral tributes with messages have been left at a lamppost outside the Box bar, where the accident happened.

One from her husband and two sons, aged three and four, read: "To the love of my life, I can't explain how much you're gonna be missed. I love you so much Cheryl and always will, Tom, Thomas and Freddy."

Another from her sister said: "To Cheryl, my lovely sister. Miss you so much, you were so good to me. Going to miss you every day, you are so beautiful. Love you always, Danielle."

Robert Winch, 82, of Coopers Mews, Beckenham, said: "My grandson was a friend of Cheryl's. It's so sad, I feel so sorry for the two children. She was such a nice lady and very well known around here. She was popular and really friendly."

Mr Winch said he heard about the accident on Saturday morning. He believes Mrs Goldrick had been on a night out at the Box Bar, where she had had a meal, before the accident happened.

It is believed she was flung 60ft from the scene of the accident.

Her family were too upset to talk at the time of going to press.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until March pending further police enquiries.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them on 020 8285 1574.

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