Britt Reid, son of head coach Andy Reid, is possibly in some serious trouble after he was involved in a multi-car accident on Thursday night that injured two young children just days before the team was set to leave for Super Bowl LV.
A five year old child is said to have suffered life-threatening injuries according to a report released by the Kansas City Police Department.
On top of that, the Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebackers coach also admitted to having several drinks before the crash.
“The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday on southbound Interstate 435 near Eastwood Trafficway, which is one exit south of the Chiefs’ practice facility at the Truman Sports Complex.
According to Kansas City, Missouri, police, a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas was sitting on the entrance ramp from Stadium Drive to I-435.
The driver had called family for help, which arrived in a Chevrolet Traverse and parked in front of the disabled car.
While attempting to get the vehicle running again, a white Dodge Ram Laramie Sport pickup truck traveling on the entrance ramp — which Britt Reid admitted to police he was driving, according to a search warrant — struck the left front of the stranded Impala.
The driver of the stranded vehicle was inside the car at the time and wasn’t injured, but the Ram truck continued forward and also struck the right rear of the Traverse.
A 5-year-old child in the backseat of the Traverse suffered life-threatening injuries and a 4-year-old, also in the backseat, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to KCPD.
Both children were transported to a local hospital for treatment.”
After arriving to a local hospital, officers went on to draw blood from Reid to test his alcohol levels.
“According to a search warrant filed just before midnight Thursday, a KCPD officer said they could smell “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” and that Britt Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and red.
Britt Reid told the officer he’d had two to three drinks, according to the search warrant application.
The officer wrote in the warrant that he observed signs of impairment, after which Reid complained of stomach pain and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Once at the hospital, the officer requested a blood draw from Britt Reid and a Jackson County judge approved the request.”
The Chiefs have since released a statement:
“The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving outside linebackers coach, Britt Reid,” the Chiefs said Friday in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”
Reid also sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was investigated for impairment. Nobody in the first two cars was injured.