A MAN who knocked down and killed a dad and his two children while on a Fathers’ Day walk in Dalton-in-Furness has appeared in court.

Former soldier David Logan, 47, will be sentenced on Monday for causing the deaths of Joshua Flynn, 37, his son Coby-Jay, 15, and daughter Skylar, 12, by dangerous driving on June 21 last year.

The family, along with their Yorkshire Terrier Troy, died after being struck by a Peugeot 206 driven by Logan on Abbey Road.

The vehicle mounted the kerb and collided with the family before hitting a tree.

In a family statement, Mr Flynn’s wife Emma said she was “heartbroken” to learn of the deaths of her family, saying her world had been “turned upside down” by the tragedy.

Expert witnesses will be called upon to determine the speed Logan was driving before the fatal collision.

Wearing a black shirt and face mask, Logan spoke only to confirm his name during the hearing at Preston Crown Court yesterday.

At an earlier hearing, he pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of the family by dangerous driving, on the basis he was suffering from an undiagnosed medical condition which caused him to black out at the wheel.

He also admitted a charge of destroying property in relation to the Yorkshire Terrier.

The court heard Logan served in the British Army during the 1980s and 1990s and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2006.

Logan, a supermarket worker who lives in Broughton Road, Dalton, has been warned to expect a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced on Monday.

High Court Judge Mr Justice Hilliard said he had called the hearing to make sure everything was ready for sentence on April 19.