A multi-million pound compensation sum has been awarded to a young girl left brain damaged following a road traffic accident.
Cerys Edwards sustained life-changing injuries when her parents' car was struck by a speeding driver in Sutton Coldfield in 2006 and the High Court in Birmingham has now approved a lump sum payment of £5 million.
The six-year-old's parents launched a legal battle against Antonio Boparan - who was driving a Range Rover at more than 70mph in a 30mph zone - and this resulted in the maximum prison sentence for dangerous driving being increased.
On top of the £5 million settlement, the girl will also receive an annual instalment of £450,000 and the court heard her family now lives in a purpose-built home to cater for her disability.
Richard Langton of Russell Jones & Walker commented: "No amount of money can put right the damage done but Cerys' parents are pleased that their daughter's future is secure, which is the overriding fear of the parents of all severely disabled children."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson