Toddler finally dies after she was left with catastrophic injuries nine years ago when a speeding driver hit her family car when she was a baby.
Toddler dies 9 years after her brain was severely damaged in horror car crash
Toddler dies after she was left with catastrophic injuries nine years ago when a speeding driver hit her family car when she was a baby.
Cerys Edwards was left paralysed and brain damaged when a 4x4 driven by Antonio Boparan, 19-year-old son of a multimillionaire smashed into her parents' car.
She had just celebrated her first birthday when ploughed his £57,000 Range Rover into her parent's Jeep n November 2006.
She was left paralysed, unable to speak, permanently dependent on a ventilator and requiring round-the-clock care.
Cerys, who would have been 10-years-old next month, died on Saturday evening at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Over the years she had endured dozens of major operations.
Her devastated dad Gareth has paid tribute to the bravery of his nine-year-old daughter.
He told the Birmingham Mail : "Given her injuries, she never complained and was a joy to be with. She was a very happy child who loved life.
He added: “She was very much a people person and enjoyed company.
The speeding driver Boparan served just six months of a 21-month sentence after being found guilty of dangerous driving.
Cerys was awarded £5million compensation in 2012, along with a guaranteed annual payout of £450,000 to help pay for her annual care bill.
The Range Rover Boparan was driving in 2006 was owned by his wealthy parents, Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan, who run the 2 Sisters Food Group.
Boparan, now 28, was jailed again earlier this year for his involvement in a bar fight which left one man blind.
He pleaded guilty to violent disorder and assault in the VIP room of Nuvo Bar in Birmingham last April.
He was jailed for 12 months for his involvement in the fight - throwing the victim to the floor and kicking him in the head.
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