A Drink Driver Murder a Father and His Two Children, Walking there Dog on Fathers Day
A Drink Driver Murder a Father and His Two Children walking there Dog on Fathers day.
Josh Flynn Father, 37, and his young children Skylar, 12, and Cobie-Jay, 15, died along with their Yorkshire terrier dog, Troy, as they walked in Cumbrian town Dalton-in-Furness.
The children’s mother, who survived the horrific crash, is being cared for by friends.
“She is in a terrible state” — A neighbour of the family, who lived in Barrow-in-Furness said.
“They were a lovely family and the kids were amazing.”– what happened to her is unbelievable.
Today, flowers and cards have been left at the scene of the crash in Abbey Road.
A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one of drink driving.
“I play with my own kids at that spot, it could easily have been us” — John Cooper, whose home looks out onto the bend in Abbey Road where the tragedy occurred, said.
Witnesses say the Flynns were hit when the driver of a Peugeot lost control of the car.
The vehicle mounted the pavement, collided with the family and their dog and smashed into a tree at the roadside.
Yesterday one woman who tried to help them revisited the scene of the horror.
She stayed in her car while her partner lay flowers.
He said: “She was on her way home when she came across the accident.
“She did everything she could and performed CPR on one of the people who was injured.
“There was nothing anyone could have done.”It’s terrible.”
One Neighbour said: “The road is dangerous.
“There have been four fatalities in the time I’ve lived here.
“It’s heartbreaking to think of that family out walking their dog on a Sunday afternoon and for all of them and their dog to be killed.
“I was listening to the radio with my earphones in so I didn’t hear anything but as I came out to go to my neighbour’s 70th the road was full of ambulances and police cars.”
Police and paramedics rushed to the stretch at around 2.30pm on Sunday.
But despite the efforts of emergency responders, the three casualties died at the scene.
The driver suffered injuries that are not believed to be serious or life-threatening.
Witness Ian Singleton, who saw paramedics trying to save the victims, said on Facebook: “I was literally five to ten minutes from being involved on my bike.
“Turned up at the scene and it was like a horror movie. I’m still shook up at what I saw. My thoughts go out to the family involved.”
The town’s mayor Nick Perie said: “It’s an absolute tragedy.
“My heart goes out to the family.”
Chief Superintendent Rob O’Connor from Cumbria Police said the three people killed were walking on a footpath at Ruskinville Bridge when they were hit by a silver Peugeot 206.
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