Andy Reid’s son and former Kansas City Chiefs assistant, Britt Reid, was charged with driving while intoxicated earlier this month for his involvement in a 3 car crash. Britt Reid turned himself over to the authorities this past week, after his driving accident seriously injured 5-year-old Ariel Young.
The crash took place in the week preceding Super Bowl LV. Britt Reid, who has a previous drunk driving conviction, was going 83.9 mph and had a blood alcohol concentration of .113 when he slammed his car into a car that had pulled over to assist a stalled car, prosecutors say.
The accident caused both Reid and Ariel Young to be taken to the hospital. The 5-year-old girl was released from the hospital last week after waking up from a coma Feb. 15 but faces permanent brain injuries, according to an update from the family.
Five-year-old Ariel Young, who was injured in the crash involving former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid, could suffer permanent brain damage.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) March 2, 2021
Andy Reid said that his heart goes out to everyone involved.
“Obviously, my prayers and thoughts go out to everybody involved,” Andy Reid said, via KMBC News. “Because of the legal situation, I can’t talk about it now, but just from a humane standpoint, my heart goes out to those who are involved in it.”
Andy Reid didn’t divulge much into the matter. It remains unknown where Britt Reid consumed alcohol, and Andy Reid was asked whether it occurred at the team facility. “There is a policy, and there is a league policy,” Andy Reid said. “I can’t go into all of that. But there is obviously a policy.”
The Jackson Co. (MO) prosecuting attorney has charged former #Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid with Class D felony DWI and states medical records revealed a .113 serum blood alcohol concentration. pic.twitter.com/hDdZRTg1Gq
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 12, 2021
Earlier this month, the Kansas City Chiefs released a statement offering well-wishes to Young.
“The Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident. Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.”
Ariel Young, the five-year-old girl injured in a car crash that involved former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid, will likely suffer permanent brain damage, and has been unable to walk since the incident, per the family’s attorney.
Please keep Ariel and her family in your prayers 🙏 pic.twitter.com/mxNb35xcNC
— CTB (@catchtheblitz) March 2, 2021
Britt Reid, who was the outside linebacker’s coach for the Chiefs, missed the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs chose not to renew HC Andy Reid’s son’s contract for next season. Hopefully Ariel Young can recover from the disastrous incident.