Driver, 47, is arrested for drink-driving after three family members are run over and killed
- Three pedestrians die in Cumbria after a car ploughs into them at yesterday
- Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and death by dangerous driving
- Peugeot driver was a local man and only one vehicle was involved in collision
A driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after three members of the same family were killed in rural Cumbria yesterday.
The 47-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving after the collision in Dalton-in-Furness.
Police said the Peugeot driver was a local man and only one vehicle was involved in the collision with the pedestrians on Abbey Road at about 2.30pm.
Paramedics and police at the scene of the crash yesterday in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria
Emergency services attended the crash involving the Peugeot and the family who were on foot
The driver suffered non-serious injuries. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, with the BBC reporting it appears all three were related.
A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “The family are currently being supported by our family liaison officers.’
Officers are now urging witnesses to call 101 referencing incident 124 of June 6, 2020, or contact T/PS 2265 Jack Stabler on SCIU@Cumbria.police.uk.
Detectives are especially keen to speak with anybody who may have dashcam footage that captured the moments before and after the collision.