Ariel Young, the 5-year-old critically injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, is said to have suffered a devastating brain injury that has left her unable to speak or walk, according to the family attorney.
Ariel Young likely has permanent brain damage “that she will endure for the rest of her life,” attorney Tom Porto said in an interview broadcast Tuesday with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive,” Porto said.
Just days before the Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Bucs — Britt Reid, son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, went full speed into a vehicle that was on the side trying to help a family member who had run out of gas.
Good Morning America provided photos of that day and it shows how devastating the wreck was:
Five-year-old Ariel and another four-year-old child suffered injuries in that accident. Reid admitted to having consumed “2-3 drinks” and taking prescription Adderall prior to the accident.
“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive,” Porto said. “We don’t have the toxicology back, I don’t know what it is going to be. What I do know are the statements that he made to police that night. If you have two or three drinks, and then you get behind the wheel of a car, you are likely over the legal limit.”
No formal charges have been filed against Reid at this point.