- Kansas City majors will pay for medical expenses for Ariel Young, a 5-year-old girl who was critically injured in former assistant coach Brit Reed’s car crash earlier this year.
- The settlement between the NFL team and Ariel Young’s family would provide him with “world-class medical care and long-term financial stability.”
- Britt Reid is the son of head coach Andy Reid.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that it would pay for the medical expenses of a 5-year-old girl who was seriously injured in former assistant coach Brit Reid’s car crash earlier this year.
The settlement between the NFL team and Ariel Young’s family will provide him with “world-class medical care and long-term financial stability,” according to a statement Friday from the team’s legal representative and family attorney Tom Porto.
The statement did not include further details about the agreement.
“Over the past several months, representatives of the Kansas City Chiefs, Ariel Young, and Ariel’s family have worked closely with medical experts to develop a plan to care for Ariel—both now, and for the rest of her life. for,” the statement said.
Young was in one of two cars that were hit by Reid, the son of current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, on February 4 at the edge of an entry ramp along Interstate 435 in Kansas City.
The collision happened a few days before the Chiefs played in the Super Bowl in Florida.
A blood test found that Reed’s blood alcohol content was .113, which is over the legal limit of .08. for a press release Jackson County, Missouri, from the Prosecutor’s Office. The press release said Reed was driving at about 84 mph a few seconds before the accident.
According to the press release, Young suffered traumatic brain injuries, a parietal fracture, subdural hematoma and brain contusion after the accident.
Friday’s statement said Young is on track to recover, noting that he attended his first day of school.
“Ariel’s recovery is a long road, but she has made great progress and continues to improve every day,” the statement said.
Britt Reid, 36, underwent emergency surgery for a groin injury and was placed on administrative leave after the collision. NBC News reported. The Chiefs allowed his contract to expire at the end of the 2020 season, which effectively ended his employment with the team.
Reid awaits trial on a serious DWI charge. He pleaded not guilty in June.
CNBC’s Jessica Golden