5-Year-Old Child Injured in Car Crash Involving Kansas City Chiefs Coach Britt Reid Wakes From Coma

Britt Reid, the outside linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Feb. 4. Scroll on for the latest details.

By Alyssa Morin Feb 16, 2021 2:43 PMTags
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UPDATE: Ariel Young, the 5-year-old girl who was injured in the Feb. 4 car crash involving Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid, is awake, her family shared in an update on their GoFundMe page on Feb. 15. The family previously shared that Ariel, who was hospitalized in critical condition, was in a coma following the crash.

This news comes days after Reid was placed on administrative leave after the accident.


UPDATE: Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid has been placed on administrative leave following a Feb. 4 car accident that left a 5-year-old child seriously injured.

The team said in a statement released Tuesday, Feb. 9, "We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested."

"Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family," the Chiefs continued. "We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery."

Get more details on the case below. 


Britt Reid, who is the outside linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a three-vehicle crash that left two children injured.

The NFL team, which is facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7, issued a statement regarding the incident.

"The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid. We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time," a statement read on Friday, Feb. 5, per an ESPN insider. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved."

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Following his involvement in the accident, NBC News reports Reid will be sitting out the Super Bowl. 

A spokesperson for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department tells E! News the vehicle collision occurred late on Thursday, Feb. 4 on the southbound entrance of Stadium Drive.

A grey Chevrolet Impala pulled over on the entrance ramp after it ran out of gas. The driver, who was the only one in the vehicle, called his cousins for help. A silver Chevrolet Traverse with two adults and two children inside then parked in front of the Impala. According to local law enforcement, both vehicles had their flashers on, however, the Impala's "battery was dying."

Authorities explained that a white Ram Laramie Sport pickup was driving on the entrance ramp in order to get on southbound I-435, and "struck the left front of the stranded Chevy Impala" and "slammed into the rear of the stopped Chevy Traverse." The driver of the Impala was not injured, police confirmed. 

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The driver of the Chevy Traverse and the front seat adult passenger were not injured in the collision either. However, the two children seated in the back were, with the 4-year-old suffering non-life-threatening injuries, and the 5-year-old suffering life-threatening injuries. Both kids were transported to a nearby hospital.

As for the driver of the Ram pickup, they suffered non-life-threatening injuries as well. We're told "impairment is under investigation" at this time.

According to NBC affiliate, KSHB of Kansas City, who obtained a warrant, an officer noted "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages" on Reid and reported that his eyes were bloodshot and red. Per the warrant, the coach told law enforcement he had two or three drinks.

Reid was later transported to a hospital for treatment after complaining of stomach pain. KSHB reports Reid was not arrested and blood was drawn for further investigation.

At this time, Reid has yet to publicly comment on the incident.

(This story was originally published on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:58 p.m. PST)

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