The family of a baby left with horrific injuries in a crash caused by a Birmingham millionaire's son have received £800,000 in compensation.

Cerys Edwards was 11 months old when Antonio Singh Boparan's Range Rover collided with the vehicle she was in, leaving her brain damaged and reliant on a ventilator.

Cerys, now aged two, is unable to breathe without a ventilator and will never be able to walk or talk again.

She needs 24-hour care and is living in a rehabilitation centre in Surrey, more than 100 miles away from the family home in Sutton Coldfield.

Last month Boparan (21) was jailed for 21 months for dangerous driving at Birmingham Crown Court.

At the High Court in Birmingham on Tuesday, an interim payment order of £800,000 was agreed, to be paid by insurers for Boparan.

The money will be used to pay for the purchase of a new house for the Edwards family, which will be specially adapted to facilitate Cerys's homecoming.

The family's solicitor Richard Langton, of Russell Jones & Walker, said: "She (Cerys) needs this money. Without it she would never be able to come home."

He said that a further application for an interim payment to cover the long term care of Cerys would be made at a later date.

Boparan, of Shivalika, Roman Lane, Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, was aged 19 when he drove his mother's high performance Range

Rover at about 70mph along a 30mph road and lost control while overtaking, in November 2006.

Sentencing him last month, Judge Frank Chapman told Boparan: "I am taking away a small part of your life but it is a fraction of what you have done to Cerys and her family.

"Her life and the lives of her parents have been utterly ruined by what you did."

Following the sentencing, the family said Boparan should have been given a longer jail sentence.

Cerys's father, Gareth Edwards, said the family was pleased with the conviction but felt the sentence was too lenient given that Cerys is only able to survive thanks to medical science.

The family had previously hit out at Boparan's insurers, who had initially refused to pay the amount sought for compensation.

Last month Cerys' mother ,Tracey Edwards, said she and Cerys had been "imprisoned" at the rehabilitation centre in Surrey.

She said: "We were supposed to be here for 12 months, but Antonio Boparan's insurers have refused to pay for a house and adaptations so that Cerys can come home."

Richard Langton said yesterday that because Cerys's life expectancy is impossible to predict "the insurers argued that they may be paying out too much should she die in the near future after they have paid the full interim payment of £1 million, which is what we had sought".

Mr Langton said: "For Tracy, today's agreement is like giving her the green light to come home.

''Tracy and Gareth's relationship has been tested by their separation and Gareth's business has been affected by everything that's going on.

''They now look forward to having a home together and providing the best care they can for their daughter.''

He said property experts were now looking for a bungalow in Sutton worth about £550,000 which will then need £250,000 in adaptations to meet Cerys's disability needs.

He said that Edwards' existing home was currently too small to house the team of up to 12 full time carers that will be needed to look after Cerys.

As well as his jail sentence, Boparan, the son of food suppliers Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan, was banned from driving for five years and will have to take an extended driving test to get his licence back.

He was also ordered to pay the prosecution costs by selling his only asset, his Audi car. 

* The Edwards have now launched an online petition - - calling for tougher sentences for dangerous driving.