Director Antonio Boparan of the family firm 2 Sisters Food has been charged with causing the death Cerys Edwards – more than three years after she died. Cerys was just one-years-old when she suffered multiple injuries in a car crash in Sutton Coldfield in November 2006 that left the youngster paralysed, unable to speak and needing round-the-clock care.
After celebrating Cerys first birthday her parent’s car was hit by a Range Rover that was travelling at 70mph in a 30mph zone. Cerys died in October 2015 – just weeks before her 10th birthday – at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Mr Boparan, aged 32, has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
When she died, her devastated dad Gareth paid tribute to his daughter by saying her smile “would melt the hearts of anyone”.
Moving tributes were also paid at her funeral as Cerys was laid to rest in a pink coffin in the Staffordshire village where her father now lives.
The service of thanksgiving heard her favourite songs from Ollie Murs, Pharrell Williams and Let it Go from the Frozen movie.
There was also a release of a single white dove and balloons at her graveside.