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Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Coach Britt Reid Involved In Multi-Car Crash That Reportedly Left Child With Life-Threatening Injuries

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Source: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PRESS CONFERENCE

Feb. 6 2021, Updated 12:52 p.m. ET

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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. 

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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. 

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The drivers of the first two cars, as well as a front-seat adult passenger in the second car, were reportedly uninjured. 

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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. 

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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." 

"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."

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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