Chiefs Assistant Coach Britt Reid Was Involved in a Car Accident That Left a 5-Year-Old With Life Threatening Injuries

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SJ - February 5, 2021

Britt Reid, son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and the team's outside linebackers coach, was involved in a car accident on Thursday night that sent a 4 and 5-year-old to the hospital.

The 5-year-old is said to have suffered life threatening injuries.  Britt is said to be the driver of the vehicle that struck the one with the children in it and is reportedly being investigated for impairment.

From ESPN:

Britt Reid, the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and the team's outside linebackers coach, was involved in a multicar accident Thursday night that has left a 5-year-old child with life-threatening injuries, according to a team statement and the police report.

According to an incident report provided by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, a car ran out of gas on an on-ramp to Interstate 435 in Kansas City on Thursday night. After the driver called relatives for help, a second car arrived, also parking on the on-ramp.

According to the police report, a third car, which Kansas City television station KSHB says was driven by Britt Reid, then came along and struck first the left front of the disabled vehicle and then the rear of the second vehicle, where the 5-year-old child was in the backseat along with a 4-year-old child, who also was taken by ambulance to an area hospital but with non-life-threatening injuries.

The station said Reid admitted to police that he was driving the car, according to a search warrant.

Oh man...first and foremost I hope the kids are okay.  You hate to see kids get hurt or worse in situations like this.

As far as the game goes, this is about as big as a distraction just a couple of days before kickoff can get.

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