Death of Cerys Edwards triggers calls for manslaughter charge on Mitsui policyholder
Cerys Edwards, the nine-year-old child crash victim who was receiving £450,000 from Mitsui, has died.
She was injured in 2006 when Antonio Boporan, heir to the £130million 2 Sisters Food Group, crashed his 4x4 into Cerys’s parent’s car on the wrong side of the road.
The 19-year-old was trying to overake at speeds of more than 70mph in a 30mph zone.
Boporan was released under curfew conditions after serving six months.
Cerys, who was a one year old at the time of the crash, needed 24-hour care and was left paralysed and unable to speak.
Following a number of interim payments, in 2012 Mitsui agreed to pay out £5m lump sum and £450,000 each year for the rest of her life.
The death of Cerys has triggered calls for Boporan to face manslaughter charges.
Cerys’ father Gareth is now calling for fresh charges to be brought against the now 28-year-old so he can ‘serve a proper sentence’.