Family says girl injured in Britt Reid crash has permanent brain injuries

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The 5-year-old girl who was in a car hit by then-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid suffered permanent injuries, her family says.

Tom Porto, the attorney speaking on behalf of 5-year-old Ariel Young’s family, said on Good Morning America that Young has made some progress in her recovery but may never fully heal.

“She’s awake, which is a huge development,” Porto said of Ariel. “She likely has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking — it’s a sad, sad, sad story.”

Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, admitted he had been drinking before the crash. Britt Reid’s record includes a past drunk driving conviction, and Porto said Reid should face felony charges.

“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt Reid could receive,” Porto said.

A GoFundMe for Young has raised more than $500,000.

51 responses to “Family says girl injured in Britt Reid crash has permanent brain injuries

  1. Andy Reid….Great NFL coach
    -Terrible Father. Spent All His Time Teaching Football Players A Game And Nothing To His Kids. Andys Fame will save Britt from any punishment…Messed Up World.

  2. Chiefs Asst. Coach and Head Coach’s son almost kills this girl and leaves her with permanent brain damage and the GoFundMe is only at $500K? All the millionaires and billionaires tied to the Chiefs need to step it up.

  3. I’m a CHiefs fan. I believe Britt Reid should likely do some time behind bars for this. Prayers for the young girl. We are praying for you Ariel Young.

  4. Awful story. I’m inclined to distrust anything an attorney says to the media because it’s impossible to gauge what’s being embellished and attorney’s have motive to embellish, but for her and her family’s sake, I hope she winds up alright.

  5. Oh my God, that is so sad and tragic. Unfortunately, there usually a predetermined sentence range for any given crime, including a minimum and maximum amount of time that can be sentenced, regardless of the impact of the crime. That’s VERY unfortunate, because little Britt, based on the harm he caused, should spend the rest of his life in prison. At the very least I hope they sue him successfully and leave him penniless and destitute. But we all know that won’t happen. If there was any justice in the world, in a biblical sense, he be sentenced to run his car into a brick wall at 70 kph, with no seat belt, so that he would suffer the same permanent injuries as that poor little girl, whose father was only trying to help a fellow motorist. He makes me sick.

  6. He still probably won’t see much jail time, but this will (at least should) weight heavy on his conscience the rest of his life. Maybe (hopefully) this is the wake up call he needs.

  7. BTW, he was clearly drinking on Chiefs property before getting in his car and causing this tragic accident. I can assure you that the Kansas City Chiefs will be a named defendant in the families lawsuit. That family is crippled, forever, because of the irresponsible actions of an entitled little drunk driving punk, with a history of recidivism. I hope he burns.

  8. This happened nearly a month ago. Why hasn’t there been any word from the Prosecutor about what is going on with the case? Reid admitted to having drinks while taking Adderall which clearly states not to mix with alcohol, let alone drive after mixing those two.

    This should be a fairly easy case to prosecute. I’m not saying this is happening, but the longer they put it off the more it gives the appearance that Britt Reid is getting favorable treatment.

  9. “Chiefs Asst. Coach and Head Coach’s son almost kills this girl and leaves her with permanent brain damage and the GoFundMe is only at $500K? All the millionaires and billionaires tied to the Chiefs need to step it up.”

    It may be only half a mil right now but after the civil lawsuit against Reid,his insurance company,the Chiefs organization,any bartender that served him drunk etal this young lady will have millions of dollars to help her get on with the rest of her life and make it much easier for her and her family.Reid himself must go to prison as this isnt his first DUI conviction and he knew better than to get behind the wheel again after drinking.

  10. Poor girls life changed forever before she even really had a chance to live because some entitled idiot thinks he can drink and drive, makes me sick.

  11. It looks like the head coach vouched for a job applicant with questionable character based on his prior criminal convictions. The head coach should take responsibility for his poor choice and resign. Andy Reid enables his children, but the media enables Andy Reid.

  12. The girl and her family should receive no less than 20 million dollars and court ordered to be paid by Britt Reid and his father.

  13. “It may be only half a mil right now but after the civil lawsuit against Reid,his insurance company,the Chiefs organization,any bartender that served him drunk etal this young lady will have millions of dollars to help her get on with the rest of her life and make it much easier for her and her family.Reid himself must go to prison as this isnt his first DUI conviction and he knew better than to get behind the wheel again after drinking.”

    Do you know how long the lawsuit could drag on? They should not have to wait for the lawsuit. There should be millions of dollars in that GoFundMe account and much of it should have come from the Hunt family as well as Chiefs FO/coaching staff/players.

  14. Chiefs Asst. Coach and Head Coach’s son almost kills this girl and leaves her with permanent brain damage and the GoFundMe is only at $500K? All the millionaires and billionaires tied to the Chiefs need to step it up.

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    That’s just the beginning. The lawsuit that will for sure be coming will dwarf that half mil.

  15. Do NOT tell me about drinking being a disease. It’s an addiction. Reid had a choice to put the bottle to his mouth. And now look what happened.

  16. And somehow the “investigation” into this is still going on. Does anybody believe that you or I wouldn’t have been arrested on the spot, jailed and facing felony charges virtually immediately? He struck TWO parked cars and admitted at the scene to have been both drinking and taking prescription narcotics.

  17. Please throw the book at this guy. He’s not really famous so there’s a chance he does time. No excuse at all to drink and drive and be on med’s also. Alittle girls life is over becuase of this selfish turd. The End.

  18. Drinking starts out as an experience. That experience, if so desired, becomes an Addiction. If the addiction is not recognized as ‘Deadly and Fatal’ it becomes a Disease.

    The ‘Disease’ can never be cured as long as the Addiction is in control.

    Never blame the Disease – Always blame the Addiction by Choice.

  19. If the rumors are true that Britt was drinking at the Chief’s offices then Andy and Chief’s organization enable this well proven pos they need to be punished. If the NFL had any dignity they would make a point that the good ole boy behavior needs to stop by say something like fine the Chief’s 20% of their cap for 5 years and give that money to the girl and her family that Britt and the Chief’s destroye and maybe not draft for a few years.

  20. It’s time to stop coddling drunk drivers. First offence: mandatory license revocation with no work exemption and mandatory jail time. NO EXEMPTIONS. Second offence: mandatory PRISON time with no exemptions. I’ve known way too many people who have gotten off with little punishment for their drunk driving and they continue to reoffend. I’ve also lost too many people who have died because of some self centered jerk who feels it’s their right to get drunk and drive. ENOUGH.

  21. Can y’all get off Andy? If you don’t think this exact issue hasn’t weighed him down for the last month you’re crazy. The guy was a zombie at the super bowl, just as any parent would be. We all think our kids are angels and we’d do anything for them. Clearly his sons had/have some issues and maybe thats due to dad being gone 90% of the time but these were adult children. They made their mistakes. Lots of dads are missing in the home. Would losing a brother/son to drugs mess you up, sure, but it’s not an excuse to drink and drive. This poor family will endure more challenges than they should. It’s all sad. But this is all on Brett, not Andy.

  22. He had already spent some time in prison for his last legal issue. This sentence should be measured in decades, not months. I hope he gets a judge that throws the book at him. Give him a few decades to contemplate the error of his ways. He’s a menace and now this little girl has paid the price for his stupidity. Completely senseless.

  23. vikingsvoice says:
    March 2, 2021 at 9:39 am
    Chiefs Asst. Coach and Head Coach’s son almost kills this girl and leaves her with permanent brain damage and the GoFundMe is only at $500K? All the millionaires and billionaires tied to the Chiefs need to step it up.

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    Agree. This poor girl is going to need care for the rest of her life. If people like us can step up, the rich can do a lot better. When the hell are they going to arrest Reid? He’s destroyed this little girl’s life, and permanently altered her family’s lives. It should not be taking this long. Is it because of who he is? If so, that is beyond WRONG.

  24. Do NOT tell me about drinking being a disease. It’s an addiction. Reid had a choice to put the bottle to his mouth. And now look what happened.

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    Careful, your ignorance is showing. The American Medical Association recognizes addiction as a disease, along with most of the rest of the civilized world. Drinking and drugging starts as a choice but eventually the body and brain prioritize it above food, water, shelter, comfort, and sex (procreation). The one thing I’ll grant you is we don’t know for sure if he suffers from actual alcohol addiction or if he’s just an idiot who drinks too much, and there certainly is a difference. Either way, do just a little bit of research before spewing your stupid BS.

  25. It’s funny that we have not heard a peep from law enforcement since this happened. Any one of us would have been arrested on the spot,(which Reid should have been),arraigned the next morning and still sitting in jail waiting for trial. If you’re rich and famous, like this guy, Tiger Woods, etc, you live by a whole different set of rules. Reid may as well have killed this little girl, because her short little life as she knew it is over. Yet, a month later, he still walks free.

  26. mikethevike11 said,”Maybe (hopefully) this is the wake up call he needs.”

    Yeah, previous DUI’s and incarceration, his own brother dying of a heroin overdose, I’m sure this will be the event to show him that life isn’t one nonstop party.

    Have to say it looks like Andy’s NFL success was paid for at home. He was quite attentive when it came to the Eagles and Chiefs.

  27. Hope I’m wrong but get ready for a repeat of what is going on in South Dakota with their attorney general who killed somebody with his car. They’ll eventually announce he’s only going to get charged with some careless driving sort of misdemeanor because “there just isn’t enough evidence” to prove anything else. And we’ll eventually learn that somehow or other it took them a few hours before testing his BAC or they “forgot” to do it at all.

  28. Have any of you heard or read the words: “Innocent until proven Guilty?” It is in our Constitution. We don’t even have ALL the facts, but most of you already have Mr. Reid tried, convicted, and incarcerated for life. Perhaps we should reserve judgment until we have more information. This accident is unfortunate and a little girl was seriously injured, but we do not know the facts. Check your emotions.

  29. dogsrule says:
    March 2, 2021 at 11:53 am
    mikethevike11 said,”Maybe (hopefully) this is the wake up call he needs.”

    Yeah, previous DUI’s and incarceration, his own brother dying of a heroin overdose, I’m sure this will be the event to show him that life isn’t one nonstop party.

    Have to say it looks like Andy’s NFL success was paid for at home. He was quite attentive when it came to the Eagles and Chiefs.

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    Your point is valid, on it’s face. I have some personal experience in this arena and I can tell you without a doubt, there’s no telling what it might take to get someone to finally experience the wake up call, the “Ah-Ha!” moment etc… Ideally he would’ve already gotten it, but it’s usually not that simple.

  30. I thought he had been drinking at a bar near the stadium, not at while at the stadium. If he was, it would be reminiscent of his brother who overdosed at the Eagles training camp. There was a single day where both of Andy’s sons were arrested in different parts of Philly for various violations, including drugs. Let’s all remember, Andy Reid is married. So while everyone piles on his fathering skills, they also have a mother.

  31. gotsomethingtosaytoday says:
    March 2, 2021 at 12:53 pm
    Have any of you heard or read the words: “Innocent until proven Guilty?” It is in our Constitution. We don’t even have ALL the facts, but most of you already have Mr. Reid tried, convicted, and incarcerated for life. Perhaps we should reserve judgment until we have more information. This accident is unfortunate and a little girl was seriously injured, but we do not know the facts. Check your emotions.

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    That’s for the judge and jury to worry about. We’re just a bunch of rubes posting on an online pro football comment board in the middle of the day.

  32. gotsomethingtosaytoday says:
    March 2, 2021 at 12:53 pm
    Have any of you heard or read the words: “Innocent until proven Guilty?” It is in our Constitution. We don’t even have ALL the facts, but most of you already have Mr. Reid tried, convicted, and incarcerated for life. Perhaps we should reserve judgment until we have more information. This accident is unfortunate and a little girl was seriously injured, but we do not know the facts. Check your emotions.

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    Reid TOLD the police at the scene that he had been drinking and taking Adderall. FACT. He ruined a little girl’s life with a CHOICE that he made. FACT.

  33. bradygirl12 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 1:53 pm
    gotsomethingtosaytoday says:
    March 2, 2021 at 12:53 pm
    Have any of you heard or read the words: “Innocent until proven Guilty?” It is in our Constitution. We don’t even have ALL the facts, but most of you already have Mr. Reid tried, convicted, and incarcerated for life. Perhaps we should reserve judgment until we have more information. This accident is unfortunate and a little girl was seriously injured, but we do not know the facts. Check your emotions.

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    Reid TOLD the police at the scene that he had been drinking and taking Adderall. FACT. He ruined a little girl’s life with a CHOICE that he made. FACT.

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    These “FACTS” are irrelevant to the law. We already know that he hit a car with a child inside. Where was the disabled car located? On the side of the road several feet from the edge of the highway, adjacent to the highway, or encroaching into the highway? Was the disabled car located on a straight area of highway with a clear view or was there a curve in the road that would have made it difficult to avoid hitting the other vehicle? Do you know Karnak? Or is it Kreskin? If someone pulls out in front of your car and you hit it causing injury, are you guilty of a crime? Is it reasonable that someone else with no obvious impairment and perfect 20/20 vision could have hit the car? We don’t know, do we? What was his level of impairment? Maybe for him, he wasn’t. Drugs and alcohol affect different people differently. No one is the same. That being said, he shouldn’t have been driving after drinking, but that may not have caused the accident. Ask Bruce Springsteen.

  34. How backwards has society become ?

    He made choices…his choices hurt others….his choices are to blame.

    Stop. Think…Logical Fact Based Only…

    Hes wrong.

    He should be punished.

    Sidenote, any average citizen would be sitting in jail waiting for a hearing….hopefully hells bells

  35. Where is Britt Reid’s MOTHER in all of this? Tammy Reid should have to answer to this as much as Andy. She spent the majority of the time raising those kids. Priorities, people!! Mormon ‘family’ values not represented very well in this case.

  36. Britt Reid is 35 years old. At some point you need to stop blaming the parents and recognize that Britt is an adult and is responsible for his own actions.

  37. None of us know how many drinks he had, what his BAC was, where these cars were located, what else was in his system, how the crash happened, where the vehicles were struck, etc. So until we know that Reid actually committed a crime, I don’t think there is a need to call for harsh punishments. Once those facts come out, we can all make an informed decision but NONE of us know ANYTHING yet except for the sad status of this little girl.

  38. We do know that Reid admitted to having 2-3 drinks in addition to being on Adderall or some similar medication.

    If you know any cops, they will all tell you that people that drive drunk usually will say “2-3 drinks”. It’s code for “too many to count”.

    He hit the stopped vehicles at a high rate of speed. No statement from Reid has been issued…….even an apology.

  39. He’s an alcoholic. He has an addiction. That does not let him off the hook, but I think we may need to do a serious evaluation of the excessive use of alcohol and drug use in our society, and how that leads to addiction and tragic issues like this. Many of our society’s problems would almost disappear if we got rid of mind altering substances like alcohol and drugs, but very few people will advocate for that because they like getting high themselves.

  40. Im sorry but this should also cost Andy Reid Job .I can only imagine how many times he has covered up his mistakes also he is the one who gave him the job with the Chiefs.If I hired someone vouched for him with knowing he has a past and he does this. I guarantee I’ll be in the unemployment office.

  41. A life full of opportunities and what if’s has been changed in innumerable ways. Her parents will have to watch that, witness it as they help her going forward. Even doing the best they can and looking for the help of friends and others serious brain trauma will be a lifelong issue and one that needs treatment. She may never be able to live on her own, to have any independence. A family has been changed forever.
    Mr Reid was seriously impaired, to what actually degree we all are guessing whether he was black out F’d up or just way to loose and thought he was fine. To what degree is irrelevant I suggest. Enough to hit multiple vehicles at speed and have enough energy to cause the damage on the family’s car with enough force to do that says he was impaired enough.
    Alcohol and it’s abuse is a disease but that doesn’t mitigate or excuse the repercussions.
    I’m an alcoholic.
    I stopped drinking 1/4/16. I made a Royal ass of myself many times. My weakness and my using alcohol as a crutch whether it was genetically inclined or I was just a lush wouldn’t have mattered if i had ever done something horrible while drunk. It just would’ve been tragic, and sad. But not excused. If Britt Reid is an alcoholic then he can seek care for that after sentencing wherever he is housed. But he admitted to the police he was drinking, he was mixing with meds, he was visibly impaired to them, and the physics of the crash show the destruction wrought.
    I concur with those who have written he should be in jail pending trial. And I further concur with those who say why is he not? $, and last name and occupation. That’s just my opinion though
    I’m not a religious man but god bless that little girl and may her road forward be as smooth as is possible.

  42. Very sad for the little girl and her family. I’m still holding out hope that the young girl fully recovers. You never know with brain injuries. One thing that is kind of crazy is every bar has a parking lot outside. If a cop sat outside every bar and made sure nobody got behind the wheel drunk, the business community would have a fit. Bad for business. So here we are. We don’t live in a perfect society. As sad as this is, there will be a lot more accidents as people leave bars, golf courses, night clubs, etc., and get behind the wheel of a car. Yep, sporting events, too. If Britt Reid goes to prison for the rest of his life, it still doesn’t solve the problem. We’re just reading about this because it involves Andy’s son. These tragedies happen to families every day. It’s beyond devastating.

  43. “Is it reasonable that someone else with no obvious impairment and perfect 20/20 vision could have hit the car? ”
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    Nobody else did hit the cars (plural). Only Reid did. In fact, even after Reid ran into them causing this huge, ugly accident scene, STILL nobody else ran into them.

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