Investigation launched into fatal crash in Kings Cross

5 Apr 2019 12:35 PM

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an investigation following the death of 74-year-old Ronnie McArthur, who was struck by a car fleeing Metropolitan Police Service officers (MPS).

The crash took place at the corner of York Way and Copenhagen Street near Kings Cross Station at about 5.30pm Tuesday 2 April.

Prior to the crash, police officers had begun a pursuit of the car, a Kia Stinger.

Mr McArthur, who was standing on the pavement when he was struck by the car, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital but sadly died in the early hours of Wednesday 3 April.

The MPS informed us and we launched an investigation. Our investigators went to the scene and post incident procedures and have begun gathering evidence.

We have already obtained witness statements from the police officers involved and some members of the public but have identified there may be other members of the public who will have seen the incident and we are asking them to contact us on 0800 096 9076 or email

Mr McArthur’s family has been informed and we will be providing them with updates throughout our investigation.

Jonathan Green, IOPC Deputy Director General, yesterday said:

“This is a tragic event and my thoughts go to Mr McArthur’s friends and family and all those affected.

“I would urge anyone who has seen any part of the pursuit and crash to please contact us to help us establish the circumstances that led to this terrible incident.”