Woman dog walker, 41, and three dogs are killed in Chelsea road crash as police arrest Audi driver, 26, for death by dangerous driving
- The woman and three dogs were struck by the car on Cheyne Walk at 6.21am
- A 26-year-old man was arrested this morning at the scene of the fatal crash
- He is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving
- The roads surrounding the crash scene have been closed for investigation
A woman and three dogs were killed early this morning after they were struck by a car in Chelsea, west London.
The driver of the Audi was arrested at the scene on Cheyne Walk – where properties sell for several million – on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The woman’s family are currently being supported by specialist officers following this morning’s tragic incident.
According to Scotland Yard, the woman and the three dogs all suffered catastrophic injuries.
Police have closed off an area surrounding the crash scene where a woman and three dogs were killed after they were struck by an Audi. A traffic light pole was demolished during the incident which took place on Cheyne Walk, SW3 at 6.21am today
The woman and three dogs were killed on Cheyne Walk, SW3 at 6.21 this morning, file photo
In a statement, the Met said they were called to Cheyne Walk, SW3 at 6.21 following reports that a woman and three dogs had been struck by a car.
The car also demolished a traffic light before coming to a halt.
A spokesperson said: ‘Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS). A 41-year-old woman was found dead at the scene. All three dogs have also died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision.
‘The women’s next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.
‘The 26-year-old male driver of an Audi car, which had been involved in the collision, was found with minor injuries . He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody
‘A crime scene has been put in place. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area as road closures are in place.’
Any witnesses, or anyone with any dash cam footage, is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 1500/14May.