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5-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized in Britt Reid Crash “Likely Has Permanent Brain Damage”

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SJ - March 2, 2021

Ariel Young, the 5-year-old girl who was hospitalized during a Super Bowl week crash involving then Chiefs assistant Britt Reid, is not walking and "likely has permanent brain damage" according to the family's attorney.

The attorney says that Ariel is now awake, but called the situation a "sad, sad, sad story."  He also provided some photos of the damage to the vehicles involved in the crash.

From Larry Brown Sports:

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:

Just think in a non-COVID world the Chiefs would have been in Tampa all week and Britt would have never been on that road that fateful day.  Unfortunately for a little girl and her family, he was on that road and he had a few drinks before he got behind the wheel.

This story isn't over yet and will likely end with a good bit of money changing hands.


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