Chiefs Coach Britt Reid Placed on Administrative Leave after Car Accident Involving Young Girl
Following a tragic accident that left a 5-year-old girl in critical condition fighting for her life in the hospital, Britt Reid has been placed on administrative leave.
According to reports, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues into what led to the accident that took place last week.
Reid was involved in a multi-vehicle crash that left a 5-year-old girl battling for her life in the hospital. It is reported that little Ariel Young suffered severe damages and is still in a coma since the accident.
Quality control coach Britt Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on December 21, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images
No improvements have taken place as she is still in the same condition she was brought in. It is reported that the 5-year-old suffered swelling in and around the brain during the crash.
An official statement from the team stated that they are gathering information and working with the local authorities to get more information.
Father and son, Andy and Britt Reid during the national anthem at the Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints game, January, 2007. | Photo: Getty Images.
The team also announced via its statement that it had reached out to Young's family to offer both support and resources to her family as she battles for her life.
A GoFundMe page has been created for Young where her family gives updates to well-wishers and friends. It was reported that she is yet to show changes or signs of recovery.
Friends and celebrities have sent their love and wish to the little Young as she fights for her life.
The ugly accident took place on Thursday, days before the Super Bowl. Young and her 4-year-old cousin were sitting in the back of one of the vehicles involved in the accidents.
According to a report, the accident happened after a grey Chevrolet Impala ran out of gas and was stopped on the southbound entrance ramp for I-435 from Stadium Drive near Arrowhead Stadium.
A Chevrolet Traverse was parked with its lights on near the Impala to assist. A Ram pickup truck, traveling on the entrance ramp struck the left front of the Impala and then hit the rear of the Traverse.
While Young's cousin suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including a broken nose and concussion, Young was not so lucky. The 5-year-old emerged as the primary victim of the accident.
Reid himself could not make it to the Super Bowl because he was hospitalized. It is reported that he admitted to having had some drinks before the accident, but he is yet to be charged with a crime.
According to reports, the investigation might take between 30-60 days; meanwhile, Reid's phone has been seized to investigate if he had any distractions while he was driving.
Andy Reid, Reid's father, said he was devastated by the accident even though he could not comment on the situation, but from a human standpoint, it was a sad situation. Friends and celebrities have sent their love and wish to the little Young as she fights for her life.