A man has admitted killing three teenage boys who he crashed into as they walked to a birthday party.
Jaynesh Chudasama, who had been drinking, lost control of his car while trying to overtake another vehicle at, prosecutors told the Old Bailey.
Harry Rice, 17, and 16-year-olds George Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness, died after he hit them on their way to a football centre in Hayes, west London.
Chudasama, 28, admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
The defendant, from Hayes, is due to be sentenced on 9 March.
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC said it was estimated Chudasama was more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit for driving at the time of the crash in Shepiston Lane, on 26 January.
“In the course of over-taking another vehicle, the defendant… lost control of his car,” Mr Aylett said.
“The vehicle struck and fatally injured three boys who were walking along the pavement.”
The victims, who have been described as “incredible” and popular by their friends and families, were among a group of friends walking towards the Goals five-a-side football club, when they were fatally injured at around 20:40 GMT.