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Britt Reid pleads not guilty to felony DWI charge

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Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant Britt Reid pleaded not guilty on Monday to critically injuring a young girl in a February car crash.

Reid, the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, was charged with driving while intoxicated causing serious physical injury in April. Reid pleaded not guilty to that charge, according to the Associated Press, and a judge permitted to resume driving with restrictions. Reid’s vehicle will be equipped with a device that forces him to pass a breathalyzer test before the car will start.

Reid hit two vehicles while driving on an on-ramp in Kansas City days before the Super Bowl. The vehicles were stopped on the side of the road, one due to a dead battery and the second owned by a family member who had come to help. 5-year-old Ariel Young, who was in one of the vehicles, suffered a serious brain injury. A lawyer for the family has said she will likely have permanent brain damage as a result of the crash.

Reid was a Chiefs assistant at the time, but is no longer employed by the team. He faces between one and seven years in prison if convicted.

Britt Reid charged with felony DWI for crash that left young girl hospitalized

Britt Reid

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid has been charged with a felony in connection with the accident that left a 5-year-old girl hospitalized back in February.

The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Monday that Reid has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated. The Class D felony carries a potential jail sentence of one to seven years. Prosecutors have requested a $100,000 bond.

Police records show that Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was driving around 84 mph just before he hit a disabled vehicle on a freeway entrance ramp on Feb. 4. A blood test revealed that his blood-alcohol content was .113.

Reid, 35, has a previous drunk driving conviction in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors said he also has an alcohol-related incident in Arizona on his record.

Reid is no longer employed by the Chiefs. He did not travel to the Super Bowl with Kansas City after the crash, and Andy Reid shared some thoughts on the incident before the Chiefs’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The young girl who suffered a brain injury in the crash remained hospitalized as of March 17. The attorney representing her family said she likely has permanent brain damage. The lawyer also released photos last month that showed the severity of the crash.

Attorney offers update on young girl injured in Britt Reid car crash

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The young girl who was hospitalized in critical care after being injured in a car crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid awoke from her coma recently, but she is still dealing with numerous health complications.

Tom Porto, the attorney for the family of 5-year-old Ariel Young, told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that Ariel could have permanent brain damage. She has also been unable to walk.

“She’s awake, which is a huge development,” Porto said. “She likely has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking — it’s a sad, sad, sad story.”

Reid’s vehicle was on an entrance ramp not far from the Kansas City Chiefs’ facility on Feb. 4 when it struck two cars — one disabled vehicle that had run out of gas, and another that had come to help the other vehicle. He admitted to police that he had two or three drinks and had taken prescription Adderall.

Porto provided some photos of the damage to ABC that show the severity of the collision. You can see them in the video below:

Porto said Reid’s toxicology report has not come back, but he believes Reid should not have been driving. The attorney said he will be “advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive.”

Reid, 35, is no longer employed by the Chiefs. He is facing serious legal consequences. He did not travel to the Super Bowl with Kansas City after the crash, and his father Andy Reid shared some thoughts on the incident before the Chiefs’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Here’s hoping for better news about Ariel in the days ahead.

Young girl hospitalized in Britt Reid car crash has awakened from her coma

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The young girl who was hospitalized in critical care after being injured in a car crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid has had a major breakthrough.

Tiffany Verhulst, who was organizing an online charity page for the young victim’s mother, shared an update on the page Monday.

Verhulst shared that 5-year-old Ariel Young is awake.

Reid’s vehicle was on an entrance ramp not far from the Kansas City Chiefs’ facility on Feb. 4 when it struck two cars — one disabled vehicle that had run out of gas, and another that had come to help the other vehicle. Two children were hospitalized after the crash, with Ariel in the worst shape. She was in critical condition with what were described as life-threatening injuries.

Verhulst first created the GoFundMe charity page on Feb. 6 and said at the time that Young was in a coma. Monday is the first time Verhulst shared that Young had awakened.

Reid, who is no longer employed by the Chiefs, is under investigation for the crash. Police issued a warrant seeking a blood test for Reid after he told a responding officer he had two or three drinks that evening. He also said he had taken prescription Adderall.

Britt Reid no longer employed by Chiefs following car crash

Britt Reid

Britt Reid is no longer a Kansas City Chiefs employee.

Reid was involved in a 3-car crash on Thursday night, three days before the Super Bowl. The crash left two children injured, including a 5-year-old who is in critical condition.

Britt, who is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, did not coach in the Super Bowl and was placed on leave by the Chiefs following the crash. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that Britt’s contract with the team has expired and he is no longer a Chiefs employee.

Britt, 35, had been a coach with the Chiefs since 2013 and served as a linebackers coach the last two seasons. He is under criminal investigation for his role in the crash, which may have been influenced by his reportedly drinking.

Andy Reid offers update about son Britt’s crash

Britt Reid

Kansas City Chiefs linebackers coach Britt Reid, who is Andy Reid’s son, did not travel with the team for the Super Bowl following a car crash he was involved in last week. On Monday, Andy shared some more thoughts about the situation.

Andy Reid said he has had an opportunity to speak with Britt, who underwent surgery following the accident. The head coach also expressed concern for the 5-year-old child who was seriously injured in the crash.

“I’ve had a chance to talk to him (Britt). Yeah, I have. My heart goes out to the young lady,” Andy said, per Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star. “I’m also a dad, so I get that so I have concerns obviously on both sides. Britt did have surgery; he’s doing better now. That little girl, my heart goes out to her.”

Britt’s vehicle was on an entrance ramp in Kansas City on Thursday night when he struck two cars. The 35-year-old is under criminal investigation for driver impairment after he admitted to police that he had two or three drinks and was on prescription medication.

A 5-year-old has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and a 4-year-old was hospitalized with non-critical injuries following the crash. Britt was hospitalized with an undisclosed condition. You can read more details here.

Andy Reid was asked if Britt’s situation was a distraction in the Chiefs’ blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He said he did not feel it had any impact on the game.

Andy Reid addresses son’s car crash in postgame comments

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Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid addressed his son’s car crash for the first time in his postgame comments following the team’s Super Bowl loss.

Reid’s son Britt, the Chiefs’ outside linebackers coach, was involved in a car crash that left two children injured on Thursday, one of them in critical condition. The younger Reid did not travel to Tampa with the team.

Andy Reid said his heart went out to those injured in the accident, but refused to point to the distraction as a factor in the Chiefs’ 31-9 loss.

Britt Reid is facing an ongoing criminal investigation over his role in the crash. However, most of the Chiefs’ players would likely agree with their coach that this situation had little to do with their bad performance.

Britt Reid under criminal investigation over crash that injured two children

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Britt Reid, a linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and the son of head coach Andy Reid, is being investigated by police after he was involved in a crash on Thursday night that sent two children to the hospital.

Kansas City police told ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Sunday that no charges have been filed against Reid, but the 35-year-old is under criminal investigation for driver impairment.

Russini also reported that Reid has been hospitalized with an “undisclosed condition” he developed at the scene of the crash.

Police issued a warrant seeking a blood test for Reid after he told a responding officer he had two or three drinks that evening. He also said he had taken prescription Adderall.

Any potential charges against Reid likely would not be filed for a few weeks, which is consistent with the typical timeline for this type of investigation.

Reid’s vehicle was on an entrance ramp when it struck two cars. Officers stated that Reid showed “signs of impairment” at the scene. You can read more details about the crash here.

A 5-year-old has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and a 4-year-old was hospitalized with non-critical injuries.

Britt Reid did not travel Tampa for Super Bowl LV in light of the crash. Andy Reid will coach the game as he normally would.

Child involved in Britt Reid car crash remains in critical condition

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A child seriously injured in a car crash involving Chiefs linebackers coach Britt Reid remains in critical condition Saturday.

The Kansas City Police Department stated that the child’s condition remains critical, but offered no further details, citing an ongoing investigation into the accident.

Britt Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, struck two vehicles on an entrance ramp Thursday, injuring two children. One of the children was said to have life-threatening injuries. Reid showed “signs of impairment” at the scene of the crash, according to police.

The Chiefs have already announced that Britt Reid would not travel to Tampa for Super Bowl LV in light of the crash, while Andy Reid will coach the game as he normally would.

Chiefs assistant Britt Reid involved in car accident that injured two

Britt Reid

Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid was involved in a car accident this week that left two children injured.

Britt, who is in the son of Andy Reid, was involved in the crash on Thursday night. In a statement, the Chiefs said they were gathering further information.

According to Tod Palmer of KSHB in Kansas City, Reid’s vehicle was on an entrance ramp when it struck two cars — one disabled vehicle that had run out of gas, and another that had come to help the other vehicle. The Kansas City Police Department told KSHB that two children were injured in the second vehicle, one with life-threatening injuries.

Reid told police he had been drinking, and an officer wrote that Reid showed “signs of impairment.”

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora said Reid would not travel to the Super Bowl with the team while the investigation is ongoing.

Reid has been a member of the Chiefs’ staff under his father since 2013, serving in various defensive assistant roles.