Justice Secretary Jack Straw has vowed to review dangerous driving laws after a 13,000 name petition for a child left brain-damaged by a boy racer.
Cerys Edwards was just 11 months old when millionaire’s son Antonio Boparan, 19, crashed into her parents’ car at 70mph on the wrong side of the road in a 30mph zone.
Her mum Tracy and dad Gareth want a new law of causing serious injury by dangerous driving with up to 10 years’ jail – instead of the 21 months he got for dangerous driving.
Mr Straw said: “I pay tribute to their campaign and they have my best wishes. They make a very powerful case and I can assure them their views will be carefully considered.”
Boparan spent just six months behind bars for the November 2006 horror. The most he could have got was a measly two years.
Gareth, 44, of Sutton Coldfield, West Mids, said: “Boparan as good as killed Cerys and only served six months – that’s not justice. The laws are outdated and this is an important step in our quest to change them.