September 8, 2019; Jacksonville, Florida, United States; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker coach Britt Reid chats with his players during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs have pledged to provide lifelong medical care and financial assistance to the seriously injured girl earlier this year in a car crash involving former assistant coach Britt Reid.
The team and the girl’s family lawyer, Ariel Young, released a statement on Friday confirming the Chiefs’ attendance without providing details. Released on behalf of the team and lawyer Tom Porto, the statement said Ariel will benefit from “world-class medical care and long-term financial stability.”
Reid was said to have been driving drunk on February 4 when he collided with two cars stopped on the side of a ramp at Interstate 435, not far from Arrowhead Stadium. The wreckage left Ariel, then 5, with a head injury and injured another child.
“Ariel’s recovery is a long way, but she has made great strides and continues to improve every day,” the statement said. “Earlier this fall, she attended her first day of school.”
Reid is facing a drinking and driving offense and is expected to be tried on April 18.
Kansas City prosecutors said Reid had a blood alcohol level of 0.113 from a sample taken two hours after crashing into a disabled vehicle on I-435. Reid was driving 83.9 miles per hour – in a posted zone of 65 mph – 1.9 seconds before hitting the vehicle, according to the probable cause declaration form released earlier this year.
He is the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who hired him to coach linebackers. The team did not renew his contract when it expired shortly after the incident.
If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid, 36, could be sentenced to seven years in prison.
–Field level media