A six year old girl left severely brain damaged after her parents car was involved in a collision with another vehicle, has been awarded more than £5 million in car accident compensation.
Cerys Edwards, of Sutton Coldfield, was just eleven months old when her family’s car was hit head on by another vehicle, which was travelling on the wrong side of the road.
Cerys was left badly brain damaged following the crash and has had to endure dozens of operations, she now requires twenty four hour round the clock care.
Nineteen year old Antonio Boparan of Little Aston, in Sutton Coldfield, was reportedly travelling at seventy miles per hour in a thirty mile per hour zone, when his Range Rover Sport hit the Edwards car head on.
The son of a millionaire Boparan, who had only passed his driving test six months earlier, was originally sentenced to twenty one months imprisonment after being found guilty of dangerous driving, however he was released after just six months, under curfew conditions.
Cerys was awarded £5 million in compensation at Birmingham County Court and was guaranteed annual payments of £450,000, to cover the cost of her ongoing care for the rest of her life.