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Parents to get payout after car crash leaves daughter brain damaged

Parents to get payout after car crash leaves daughter brain damaged
The parents of a young girl who was left brain damaged after a road accident have been awarded compensation of £800,000, it has been revealed.

Cerys Edwards, who was under a year old when the crash occurred, now needs round the clock care and is on a ventilator.

In order to visit her, her parents, Gareth and Tracey, have to travel 150 miles to the Children's Trust, a national charity located in Surrey which works with children who have multiple disabilities.

The money awarded to them will go towards the creation of a special house in which they will be able to care for Cerys.

Antonio Singh Boparan, the driver of the car responsible for the crash, was sentenced to 21 months in jail after being convicted of dangerous driving last month.

He had been travelling at 70 mph in a 30 mph zone when the accident took place.

The family's solicitor Richard Langton of Russell Jones & Walker said: "For Tracey, today's agreement is like giving her the green light to come home.

"Gareth and Tracey's relationship has been tested by their separation and Gareth's business has been affected by everything that is going on. They now look forward to having a home together and providing the best care they can for their daughter."