Calls for a pedestrian crossing at Battersea Bridge have intensified following a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday evening (January 13).

As the Wandsworth Times previously reported, a pedestrian was involved in a collision on the bridge at the junction with Cheyne Walk at around 6pm on Wednesday.

A witness said the man had been running before he was hit by a Range Rover and sadly died at the scene.

Wandsworth Times: TfL image of Battersea Bridge on the night of the fatal collision.TfL image of Battersea Bridge on the night of the fatal collision.

The pedestrian was identified as Jack Ryan, a 29-year-old marketing manager from Birmingham.

Amongst the heartfelt tributes online came calls to change the accident blackspot in West London.

An online petition was set up by a member of the public which suggests there is no safe opportunity for pedestrians to cross at the north side of Battersea Bridge.

As of Tuesday (January 19), the petition had reached over 8000 signatures, requesting for Transport for London (TFL) to install a pedestrian timer countdown crossing at the north junction.

The petition read: “The traffic lights that control vehicle flow from all directions at the crossroads with Cheyne Walk and Beaufort Street in Chelsea SW3 interchange instantly. Therefore, the only time to cross is when traffic is on the move.”

“Consequently, families with young children, the elderly, the disabled - indeed, everyone - is forced to make a perilous dash across this horrendously busy road in front of moving traffic.

“Something must be done.”