Jogger Dies After Being Hit on Battersea Bridge

Man was attempting to cross road when struck by Range Rover

A man has died after being hit by a car on Battersea Bridge last Wednesday evening (13 January).

The collision took place at around 6pm. It is believed the victim, who was out jogging, was attempting to cross the road at the northern end of the bridge when he was struck by a Range Rover.

The emergency services were called and paramedics performed CPR but the 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been named as Jack Ryan.

The driver of the car stopped and is assisting with enquiries. The bridge was closed in both directions.

Greg Hands, the Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, said on Twitter, “Very bad news in Chelsea. Being told by police of a fatal road accident at junction Beaufort Street with Battersea Bridge just after 6pm tonight.

“Thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.”

A Met police spokesman said, “Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS).

“A man was found seriously injured. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene a short time later.”

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating. They would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have captured it on dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157

January 20, 2021