The Metropolitan Police said the fatal collision took place on Cheyne Walk, a historic street that runs parallel to Chelsea Embankment and the River Thames. An Audi driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Police were called to the road at 6.21am this morning following reports of a collision involving a car, a woman and three dogs.
Met Police did not say whether the three dogs belonged to the woman.
Officers were present along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.
The force said a 41-year-old woman was found dead at the scene.
All three dogs also died from injuries they sustained from the crash.
The women’s relatives have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers, the Met said.
In a statement released this afternoon, police said the driver, a 26-year-old man, was discovered at the scene with “minor injuries”.
The force said: ‘He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody.
“A crime scene has been set up. Motorists are urged to avoid the area as road closures are in place.
Investigations into the accident are ongoing and officers investigating it are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
The Metropolitan Police have asked anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash cam footage to call 101, quoting CAD 1500/14May.