5-Year-Old From Accident Involving Andy Reid’s Son Remains In Critical Condition, Family Creates GoFundMe
Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a car accident that sent to young children to the hospital on Thursday.
Reid reportedly admitted to driving a white Dodge Ram Laramie Sport pickup truck as well as having two or three drinks before the accident.
Just one day before Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Bucs, the 5-year-old girl named Ariel remains in critical condition.
Tiffany Verhulst, the girl’s aunt, confirmed in a GoFundMe campaign that the child was the victim in the crash.
“A little after 9 p.m. Thursday night, her mother went to help her cousin, who ran out of gas near I-435 and Stadium Drive,” Verhulst said in the campaign. “While helping her cousin, a Ram pickup truck driven by the Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid crashed into the vehicles on the side of the road.”
Ariel suffered “swelling in the brain and bleeding around her brain,” according to the GoFundMe.
“Her mother is a single mom of [three],” Verhulst said in the campaign. “She will be in the hospital for the foreseeable future. This is set up for the hospital bills and weeks of missed work she will have, anything to help her family who is suffering so much right now because one man chose to drink and drive. No child deserves to go through this, nor should any mother have to see her child like this.”
The Chiefs assistant linebackers coach is not expected to be in Tampa when the Chiefs take on the Tampa Ray Buccaneers, and charges in the accident are not likely to come until days after the Super Bowl.
Reid has worked on the team’s coaching staff since his father arrived before the 2013 season.