A 41-year-old woman and her three dogs have been killed after being hit by a car in west London, Metropolitan Police said. The woman was walking three golden retrievers when the incident happened.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Police said officers were called to Cheyne Walk in Chelsea just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday over reports of a collision between a pedestrian, animals and an Audi car.
The woman was found dead at the scene, while all three dogs also died from injuries, police said. The driver of the Audi was found slightly injured.
A forensic tent has been set up on Cheyne Walk, a mansion-lined road that stretches along the River Thames.
The Met said: “Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.
“Police were called Cheyne Walk, SW3, due to reports of a collision involving a car, woman and three dogs. A 41-year-old woman was found dead at the scene. All three dogs also died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.
“The woman’s next of kin have been notified and are being assisted by specialized agents. A crime scene has been established and motorists are advised to avoid the area due to road closures.”
The police are calling on witnesses or people with dashcam images to contact the number 101.