Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid who is the son of head coach Andy Reid was involved in a car accident on Thursday, February 5, which has left a 5-year-old child with life-threatening injuries.
According to an incident report from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, a Chevrolet Impala ran out of gas on an on-ramp to Interstate 435, and the driver called relatives for help. A second car, which was a Chevrolet Traverse, then arrived which parked on the on-ramp to help get the Impala running again.
A third car, a white Dodge Ram Laramie Sport pickup truck, which was said to have been driven by Reid, struck the disabled car from the left front and then rear-ended the second car which is where the 5-year-old was along with a 4-year-old child. The younger child was also taken to the hospital, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The drivers of the first two cars, as well as a front-seat adult passenger in the second car, were reportedly uninjured.
The 35-year-old told police that he was driving the third car. According to the police report, the driver of the third car, Reid, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was being investigated for possible impairment.
Reid is said to have admitted that he had two to three drinks and prescription Adderall, and a blood test was taken at a local hospital. A search warrant obtained by KSHB says that Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and an officer could smell "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages."
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"The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid," the Chiefs said in a statement. "We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved."
According to ESPN, Reid is currently in the hospital with undisclosed injuries and could be there for a few days. If there are charges in the case, they will reportedly not be filed until after the Super Bowl next week which is a normal investigative timeline.
Reid is not expected to travel to Tampa, Fla., for the Super Bowl this weekend which will see the Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This is not Reid’s first run-in with the law. In 2007 he was reportedly sentenced to 8-23 months in prison and five years on probation for allegedly flashing a gun at another motorist. The year later, he reportedly pleaded guilty to a DUI and drug charges.