Albert Bridge crash: Audi driver arrested after woman and three dogs killed on Chelsea's Cheyne Walk

Police forensic officers at the scene at Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, London
Police forensic officers at the scene at the Cheyne Walk end of Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London. Credit: PA

A 41-year-old woman and three dogs have died in a collision on a street adjoining the Chelsea end of Albert Bridge, west London.

Met Police say the pedestrian was killed in an incident on Cheyne Walk early on Saturday morning (13 May).

The woman was found dead at the scene on the road, which stretches between the Albert and Battersea Bridges on the Thames River's bank.

All three dogs - all golden retrievers - also died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision, the force added.

Police said the 26-year-old driver of an Audi was found with minor injuries and has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A forensic tent has been pitched on next to Albert Bridge on Cheyne Walk, a mansion-lined road that stretches along the Thames and has long drawn famous residents such as rock star Sir Mick Jagger.

A police officer at the scene of the crash on the Cheyne Walk, Chelsea side of Albert Bridge. Credit: PA Images

Photos from the scene showed the junction where Albert Bridge meets the Chelsea embankment cordoned off and a blue forensic tent pitched on the debris-strewn road.

The Met's statement said: "Police were called to Cheyne Walk, SW3, at 06.21hrs on Saturday, 14 May, to reports of collision involving a car, a woman, and three dogs.

"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 forensics officer works at the scene on Saturday following the pedestrian fatality. Credit: PA

A section of the embankment between Battersea Bridge and Royal Hospital Road and Albert Bridge remained shut early on Saturday afternoon, according to the Transport for London (TfL) traffic website.

The Met said a crime scene had been put in place, and they urged motorists to avoid the area as road closures remain in place.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Twitter account posted: “We’re saddened to hear about the tragic collision on Cheyne Walk. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman involved”.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any dash cam footage, is being asked to call the Met Police on 101, quoting CAD 1500/14May.