10/22/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)
UK – A girl who sustained serious injuries in an accident caused by a speeding driver has died nine years later. As reported by Sky News, the girl, Cerys Edwards, was a baby when the incident occurred, and subsequently required round-the-clock care as a result of the brain damage and other injuries she sustained in the crash.
The driver accused of causing the 2006 accident, Antonio Singh Boparan, was 19 at the time he reportedly drove his parent’s vehicle on the wrong side of the road while traveling more than 70 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Bopara was sentenced to 21 months jail time after being convicted of dangerous driving in 2008. He was granted a conditional release after serving six months. The Cerys family later collected signatures seeking tougher penalties for dangerous driving.
Cerys’ family was awarded £5m and £450,000 a year for the remainder of her life in compensation in 2012.
Her father Gareth is quoted as stating of his daughter “Cerys was a very happy little girl, whose cheeky smile would melt the heart of anyone present…She idolised her father and me her. We had a huge bond and understood each other. She loved listening to music and watching DVDs, going shopping, visiting the cinema and family holidays in Wales.”
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Source: Sky News Story https://uk.news.yahoo.com/girl-brain-damaged-crash-dies-nine-years-150338468.html#PrJgg7