The residents of the locality paid their tributes to the family. They are still in disbelief.
Some tragedies are so unexpected and painful that it leaves you in sorrow even though you are not directly involved in it. It makes you feel sorry for the ones forced to undergo such devastating experiences. One family from the UK did not imagine their life to turn upside down on Father's Day.
On 21 June 2020, Joshua James Flynn along with his son Coby-Jay Flynn and daughter Skylar went out for a walk with their dog. The four of them died in a collision on Abbey Road, Dalton according to the statement released by the Cumbria Police.
The emergency services arrived around 2:30 pm, minutes after the incident was reported but they could not save the lives of the pedestrians and the dog. They were pronounced dead at the site.
The police confirmed that they were hit by a 47-year-old driver, who also belonged to the same locality. The police informed that the man "has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and being over the prescribed limit of alcohol. The man suffered injuries not believed to be serious."
The incident shocked everyone including the school attended by Coby-Jay and Skylar released a statement describing the incident and paying their tributes to the lost souls.
"This will affect our whole school community and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their mother, wider family, and friends coping with the devastating loss," said Furness academy.
The Furness Gymnastics Club also remembered their beloved student, Skylar. "Skylar was always smiling, with a twinkle in her eye and thanks to her Mum always had the most amazing plaited hair - a wonder to all the girls and something she always displayed with pride!" said the Club.
However, the mother of the child hasn't given out a statement while the local community is still trying to take in the news. They are deeply impacted by the horrific incident. A witness took to Facebook to describe his emotions on seeing the accident. Ian Singleton described it as a "horror movie". He added, "I'm still shook up at what I saw. My thoughts go out to the family involved," according to Mirror UK.
A woman residing near the crash site 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 think the fact it was Father's Day just multiplied everything," according to Mirror Online.
She further went on to describe what she witnessed on the day of the accident. "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 the fire brigade came down later," said her partner.
The residents still in horror paid tribute to the father and children by leaving flowers on the base of a tree that had a mark from the accident. "It is a terrible, terrible thing," said one resident.
Another said, "I was listening to the radio so I had no idea what had happened until later but I know my neighbor was celebrating their 70th birthday and heard the bang from the crash. It was a big shock."
The police are "urging anyone who might have witnessed the incident" to come forward. They can contact "T/PS 2265 Jack Stabler (Serious Collision Investigation Unit) – [email protected] or call 101 referencing incident 124 of 21st June 2020."