Five-year-old girl injured in Britt Reid crash emerges from coma

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Eleven days after a car crash involving Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid that seriously injured a five-year-old girl, she has emerged from a coma.

Via Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, that’s the latest update posted by the girl’s aunt on a GoFundMe.com page that has raised nearly $500,000 for Ariel Young’s medical expenses.

“Ariel is awake,” her aunt said.

Reid, who is under investigation for DUI, initially was placed on administrative by the team. His contract has since expired, and he’s currently not employed by the Chiefs.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. local time on the Thursday before the Super Bowl, not far from the team’s facility.

83 responses to “Five-year-old girl injured in Britt Reid crash emerges from coma

  1. This is great news!

    Unfortunately, just because you survive an accident, doesn’t mean you return to normal health.
    I hope this young girl goes thru life healthy.

  2. I am very glad to hear that she is awake from the coma, Thanks to God. A lesson for all the people out there who drink and drive … Please don’t … We can save more people from pain, horrific injuries and death if everyone just does the rite thing !!!

  3. That made my day!! Now we all know what could happen when we have to get home after a drink or three.

  4. That’s such good news! I hope she has no lasting effects from the crash, that’s the next goal…

  5. Great news! I hope she has a complete recovery. Meanwhile, 11 days and no BAC report?? The dude is gonna walk.

  6. That is wonderful news!!!!! Hopefully Reid will go to rehab to make other folks safe. idgaf what dudes last name is he needs to get locked up….fined….and never be hired by the nfl again. He damn near killef kids!!!! His decision making blows…..how can he be a example or lead young men?

  7. It’s great that she’s out of the coma, but she’s got a long way to go. Hopefully she fully recovers.

    How anyone in this day and age can still drink and drive mystifies me.

  8. Thank God. I hope Andy Reid now does everything in his power and bank account to do help that little kid and her family for the rest of her life. Toys, pets, college tuition. Nothing is enough or too much.

  9. The BEST news of the year here so far and hopefully it gets better. Wishing her a complete and speedy recovery.

  10. Good to hear. Now where are all the chiefs simps to defend this piece of garbage like they did Tyreek and Kareem?

  11. Bless her to the moon and back. I hope she recovers 100% and Britt gets sober doing whatever he can to support her and right his wrong

  12. Hopefully the funds collected are placed in a trust for the girl’s future and not a family member.

  13. Thank God. We need to continue to send our best positive thoughts and prayers for this innocent victim. I’m sure she has a long way to go.

  14. Absolutely fantastic news. I hope this strong young lady has a full recovery and a long and happy life ahead of her!

  15. Now Andy can re-instate Brit. What else would anyone expect from an organization that continues to overlook Tyreek Hill’s transgressions….

  16. Hopefully only being 5 years old will work in her favor and allow for a complete recovery.

  17. Why are we thanking God and “praising the good Lord”? If he was looking out for anyone we wouldn’t be having this conversation. If anything thank the medical doctors that saved this child’s life and not some mythical being.

  18. As a surgeon you have to have a controlled arrogance. If it’s uncontrolled, you kill people, but you have to be pretty arrogant to saw through a person’s chest, take out their heart and believe you can fix it. Then, when you succeed and the patient survives, you pray, because it’s only by the grace of God that you get there.

    Mehmet Oz

  19. mkreef says:
    February 16, 2021 at 9:17 am
    Thank *god*? Thank Doctors!

    ———————–

    Yes, thank the doctors for their care. But what exactly did they do to make Ariel emerge from a coma??

  20. Thank God. Now let’s hope her long-term quality of life is fine and she can live a normal life.

  21. Excellent news that Ariel has come out of the coma, but she likely has a long road ahead. The fact there’s a GoFundMe page is a shame… the Chiefs should be covering these costs in full without resistance.

  22. Great news! Keep fighting and come back stronger then ever Ariel!

    Will be watching very closely to see if Reid gets a job in the league again. Nepotism and the Good Ol Boys network still run deep in the league.

  23. mkreef says:
    February 16, 2021 at 9:17 am
    Thank *god*? Thank Doctors!

    ______

    …..It’s an expression. Take it easy.

  24. Explain how wishing a little girl is Okay and recovering deserves a Thumbs Down?!
    Some people are the worst!

  25. 1hebrewsareblack says:
    February 16, 2021 at 1:58 am
    There are no charges, he not under arrest, privilege
    —————————-
    Donte Stallworth killed a guy under the influence. Was playing back in the league a year later. Think before you start saying dumb things.

  26. Man, the Chiefs have really had some incidents from Belcher to Hill, to Clark, to Hunt to now this thing. What is it?

    Derrick Thomas and Delaney also come to mind as tragedies as well.

  27. Happy for Ariel and her family. Hoping for a full recovery for her and appropriate justice towards Reid.

  28. I’m thrilled to hear that she is our of her coma, but that may not be the end of it. No mention was made about any temporary or permanent brain damage, which is certainly possible.

    Here’s hoping that the little girl FULLY recovers…and quickly.

  29. tinye67 says:
    February 16, 2021 at 11:06 am
    Explain how wishing a little girl is Okay and recovering deserves a Thumbs Down?!
    Some people are the worst!

    ______

    My thoughts exactly. I know there are always trolls out there, but my word.

  30. tinye67 says:
    February 16, 2021 at 11:06 am
    Explain how wishing a little girl is Okay and recovering deserves a Thumbs Down?!
    Some people are the worst!

    ______

    My thoughts exactly. I know there are always trolls out there, but my word

    I’m hoping it’s just fat fingers. I know it’s happened to me.

  31. Praise the Lord, so glad to hear that! Lets just hope she does not have long term effects from this sad situation. No excuses for anyone to get behind anything, who have been drinking.

  32. Thank god this little girl pulled through. It’s a shame god isn’t helping every person in a coma wake up, and only a selected few like this little girl.

  33. Its hard to believe in the justice system, if Reid gets away without being charged.

    Any common person would be in jail if they seriously injure a child while driving drunk. Reid admitted to having 2-3 beers, taking prescription meds, had bloodshot eyes and did poorly on a field sobriety test.

  34. Said it before and will say it again — I’ve been through this with a family member — young brains have amazing reliance following traumatic physical events. This is great news.

  35. The ultimate enabling father will hire him on again, after law enforcement completes their investigation, in a less visual role.

  36. patriotmaleorgy says:
    February 16, 2021 at 11:19 am
    1hebrewsareblack says:
    February 16, 2021 at 1:58 am
    There are no charges, he not under arrest, privilege
    —————————-
    Donte Stallworth killed a guy under the influence. Was playing back in the league a year later. Think before you start saying dumb things.
    ============
    Agreed. Mr. Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian on March 14th, 2009. He was not charged (DUI manslaughter) until April 1st, 18 days later. Police and prosecutors need to ensure they have their ducks in a row before proceeding with charges.

    And yes, Mr. Stallworth was suspended for one season.

  37. all the people who are putting “thumbs down” on well wishes for this child need to really look at yourselves in the mirror, that is truly disgusting!

  38. The only good news to come out of this horrific thing. I’m certain they won’t bring Britt Reid back (they better not), and I hope Clark Hunt takes it a few steps further and gets his team involved in some outreach programs that target things like DUI, VIP and other programs dedicated to helping families pull through the pain these actions have caused.

  39. Reid and the Chiefs should double the donation. What is wrong with the Reid family? Drugs and alcohol have plagued his sons, and now their issues are affecting innocent people.

  40. Her coming out of the coma is a good thing, but local news stations are reporting there was major head trauma. The kind of trauma that takes deep pockets to fix. Looking at you Britt and Andy Reid.

  41. mlhigh77 says:
    February 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm
    What’s the deal on Reid? BAC test results only take an hour or so?
    ======
    I would assume they took a blood test, which is usual procedure in a crash involving an injury or fatality. Two vials of blood are drawn and sent to a laboratory. The analysis of blood samples can take three or more weeks, sometimes even 2 months or longer. The blood test results will not be provided until the analysis is completed.

  42. touchback6 says:
    February 16, 2021 at 11:21 am
    Man, the Chiefs have really had some incidents from Belcher to Hill, to Clark, to Hunt to now this thing. What is it?

    Derrick Thomas and Delaney also come to mind as tragedies as well.

    ——-

    It looks like someone doesn’t know how to honor their agreements and abide by the terms of their bet

  43. From the Kansas City Star: “Court documents reveal that Kansas City police collected four vials of blood from Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid following a three-vehicle crash…”

  44. He admitted to drinking and driving at the scene, plus he had Adderall in his system. What, exactly, is there to investigate before they arrest him? She may suffer permanent brain damage for all we know, and two weeks later, he still walks free. Why? Because of who his father is? It just looks really bad that he is not locked up.

  45. Why is Andy Reid being mentioned in the comments?? He has no control or responsibility over what his ADULT son does.

  46. The rush to judgment by some of you. Did he fail the bac test? if not this is a tragic accident and he owns no one anything accidents happen. People talk about privilege stallworth killed a man while drunk in miami and was playing the next season. A cowboys player killed a teammate while driving drunk. stop with the double standards.

  47. Blaming Reid is not a rush to judgement. There is no question whether he ran into those vehicles. He admitted to drinking and taking Adderall. The cop said that he had bloodshot eyes and alcohol on his breath.

    If it were any one of us, and not the son of the beloved KC coach, we would have been in jail that very night…and would still be there pending a trial.

  48. The Chiefs are by far the dirtiest organization in football. When they’re not tampering and paying off the refs, they are employing drunks and domestic violence attackers.

  49. 500 racks for the lil girl, and hopefully much more from the Reid Trust. That hanus pig son of his deserves to get absolutely slammed if he was drinking while using narcotics and driving.

  50. Great news but she’s not out of the woods yet. I’m trying to understand why Britt Reid is still under investigation. Aren’t DUI test results immediate?

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