While the country tuned in and watched Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a little Black girl was — and still is — fighting for her life after being involved in a car crash with Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, who was driving under the influencer. According to KHSB, although Reid has confessed to having “had two to three drinks,” he also said he took Adderall by prescription, and he remains free as Young remains hospitalized.
The crash took place near the Chiefs’ practice facility three days before the team faced off with the Bucs at the Super Bowl. Reid, who is also the son of the head coach Andy Reid, was not present at the Super Bowl.
The family of Ariel Young, who is only 5 years of age, launched a GoFundMe campaign to ease the financial burden of the medical expenses the family will incur due to her present condition. As of Tuesday afternoon, the GoFundMe account has raised in excess of $400,694.
“A little after 9 pm Thursday night 5-year-old Ariel, her mother, aunt and 4 year old cousin were out helping a family member who ran out of gas near I-435 and Stadium Drive,” reads the GoFundMe page. “While helping her relative a Ram pickup truck driven by the Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid crashed into the vehicles on the side of the road. Reid admitted to police officers that he had “two or three drinks” and was on prescription Adderall. Ariel suffered swelling in and bleeding in and around the brain. She is in critical condition and hasn’t woken since the crash. Her cousin 4 year old cousin, Julianna sustained a broken nose and concussion. Julianna is traumatized but now at home resting and healing from her injuries.”
The Kansas City Chiefs put out a statement in response to the car accident.
“The organization has 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”
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