A FIVE-year girl was hospitalized and left in a coma after Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid was allegedly drinking and crashed ahead of Super Bowl.
The young crash victim named Ariel – who remains unconscious “in very critical condition” in the hospital – suffered brain swelling, according to her aunt.
A GoFundMe created for the young girl raised more than $100,000 by Saturday nightCredit: GoFundMe
Ariel ‘suffered swelling in the brain and bleeding around her brain’Credit: GoFundMe
Britt Reid, Linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs has reportedly been injured in an accident involving multiple vehiclesCredit: Getty Images
Chiefs OLB coach Britt Reid was involved in a car accident that Kansas City now
A GoFundMe created for the young girl raised more than $100,000 by Saturday night and shows a heartbreaking photo of the child in a hospital bed.
Tiffany Verhulst, explained the girl in “very critical condition” is her five-year-old niece Ariel.
She explained that Ariel “will be in the hospital for the foreseeable future, this is set up for the hospital bills and weeks of missed work she will have.
“Anything to help her family who is suffering so much right now because one man chose to drink and drive.
“No child deserves to go through this, nor should any mother have to see her child like this.”
Chiefs coach Britt Reid reportedly admitted he was drinking alcohol before a car crash which injured two children, with one sustaining life-threatening injuries.
According to a search warrant, confirmed to police that he had around three drinks prior to the crash on Thursday – along with prescribed Adderall, KSHB reported.
Police reportedly said they could smell alcohol on Reid, and his eyes were bloodshot from the two or three drinks he admitted having, according to an NBC Sports report.
The incident report provided by the Kansas City Missouri Police department police reportedly said that 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 parked on the on-ramp.
According to the police report, a third car, which local news outlet KSHB said was driven by Britt Reid, came along and struck the left front of the disabled vehicle, before slamming into the rear of the second vehicle.
The five-year-old child was sat in the backseat, along with a four-year-old child, who was also taken to an area hospital by ambulance, but with non-life-threatening injuries.
Ariel is ‘still in very critical condition’Credit: GoFundMe
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid arrives with his team for the NFL Super Bowl on SaturdayCredit: USA TODAY Sports
Chiefs coach Britt Reid reportedly admitted he was drinking alcohol before a car crashCredit: AP:Associated Press
Britt Reid was charged in 2007 with driving under the influence and drug violationsCredit: AP:Associated Press
Andy Reid’s son Britt observes the National Anthem at a game in 2009Credit: Getty Images – Getty
According to the station, Reid had admitted to police that he was driving the car, and had been drinking before getting behind the wheel.
The driver of the third car had sustained non-life threatening injuries and was being investigated for impairment, according to police.
The disabled vehicle’s driver was inside the car at the time of the first collision but was not injured, according to the police report.
The driver of the second vehicle and a front-seat adult passenger also were not injured.
Reid had been scheduled to leave with his team for the Super Bowl LV on Saturday.
Reid is the team’s outside linebackers coach and the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid embraces his son, linebacker coach Britt ReidCredit: AP:Associated Press
Chiefs defensive line coach Britt Reid, left, was reportedly driving the car at the time of the crashCredit: Getty Images
The Kansas City Chiefs’ Britt Reid is pictured before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014Credit: Getty Images
A statement from the Kansas City Chiefs, issued on Friday morning, said the organisation had been “made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid.
“We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time,” the statement read.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”
Reid, a son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was charged back in 2007 with driving under the influence and drug violations.
On January 30th, 2007, Reid had been driving Route 23 in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, when his GMC Denali was involved in an incident with Larry Johnson’s Ford pick-up truck, according to an Irish Times report.
He reportedly jumped from his vehicle and started shouting abuse.
Reid, who at the time was 22, returned to his vehicle, plucked a silver .45-calibre handgun from inside, pointed it at Johnson and reportedly started making violent threats while smiling.
When the police arrived, they found cocaine and marijuana in his car and he ended up going to prison on a slew of weapons and drugs charges before eventually graduating to a lengthy stint in mandatory rehab, according to the Times’ report.