WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Britt Reid figured in a car crash that left him hospitalized and a 5-year-old victim in danger of having permanent brain damage.
- Reid allegedly confessed to having a few drinks but a toxicology report is still not in.
- Crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
The son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, Britt, was involved in a car crash last February 4. Britt is the Chiefs’ former outside linebackers coach and the crash happened near the Chiefs’ home stadium in Kansas City.
Kansas City authorities are still investigating the accident and no charges have been filed against Britt. He allegedly admitted to having a few drinks before the accident.
One of the victims was 5-year-old Ariel Young who family lawyer Tom Porto says is recovering but may suffer permanent brain damage due to the car crash injuries.
Porto said, “She’s awake, which is a huge development. Likely, she has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking. It’s a sad, sad, sad story.”
Young’s family previously said that her road to recovery is going to be a long one.
As to the status of Reid when the crash happened, Porto says that they do not have the toxicology back and so he does not know it is going to be.
“What I do know are the statements that he made to police the night of. If you have two to three drinks, and then you get behind the wheel of a car, you are likely over the legal limit,” Porto continued.
Porto sees that after seeing the pictures of the vehicles involved, “you wonder how anybody made it out of that car alive.” He is pushing for criminal charges against Reid.
He added, “We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt Reid could receive.”
Reid also ended up in the hospital because of the accident.
Andy Reid told reporters after the Super Bowl that “My heart goes out to all those that were involved in the accident, in particular the family with the little girl who is fighting for her life.”
A GoFundMe page for Ariel’s medical expenses has now reached over $517,000.