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Dad, his two teenage children and dog killed on Father’s Day as a drunk driver crashed into them when they were talking a walk


A father, his two teenage children and their dog are killed after a suspected drunk driver mowed them down on Father's Day .

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one of drunk driving after the family were killed while taking a walk on Sunday.


Police and paramedics rushed to Abbey Road in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, at around 2.30pm on Sunday, June 21. Despite their best efforts, three people died at the scene.

The driver suffered injuries that aren't believed to be life-threatening.
Witness Ian Singleton, who saw paramedics trying to help the victims, said on Facebook: "I was literally five to 10 minutes from being involved on my bike.

"Turned up at the scene and it had been sort of a horror movie. I'm still shook up at what I saw. My thoughts leave to the family involved."
One woman living near the crash scene said: "There's an intense sadness.

"It's horrific and it just feels heavy. We're in disbelief.
"Whenever something like that happened would be awful but i feel the very fact it had been Father's Day just multiplied everything."

Her partner, who didn't want to be named, said: "After I noticed the police I went to the top of the drive and looked down.
"I didn't see the driver of the car but the door to the car was open and it had hit a tree.

"There were emergency vehicles everywhere, police and ambulances, and therefore the fire brigade decreased later."
A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: "The family are currently being supported by our family liaison officers."

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