Coach Britt Reid's Drunken Pre Suerbowl Crash Leads To Child in Critical Condition

Andy Reid's Son Admits to Drinking Before Multi-Vehicle Crash

by PartyBoyTroy

Posted 9 months ago

Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid was involved in a multi-vehicle crash that injured two young children less than two days before the team was scheduled to depart for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.

Reid, 35, who is Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s son, has worked on the team’s coaching staff since his father arrived before the 2013 season.

The Chiefs confirmed Friday in a statement to 41 Action News that Reid was involved in a crash Thursday night, which left a 5-year-old in critical condition at an area hospital and injured a 4-year-old child. Reid admitted to having “two or three” drinks before the crash and a request was made to draw blood from Reid.

According to Kansas City, Missouri, police, a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas was sitting on the entrance ramp from Stadium Drive to I-435.

The driver had called family for help, which arrived in a Chevrolet Traverse and parked in front of the disabled car.

While attempting to get the vehicle running again, a white Dodge Ram Laramie Sport pickup truck traveling on the entrance ramp — which Britt Reid admitted to police he was driving, according to a search warrant — struck the left front of the stranded Impala.

The driver of the stranded vehicle was inside the car at the time and wasn’t injured, but the Ram truck continued forward and also struck the right rear of the Traverse.

A 5-year-old child in the backseat of the Traverse suffered life-threatening injuries and a 4-year-old, also in the backseat, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to KCPD.

Both children were transported to a local hospital for treatment. A KCPD spokesman told 41 Action News late Friday night the 5-year-old remained in critical condition.

An adult passenger in the front seat of the Traverse was not injured in the crash. Reid received non-life-threatening injuries, investigators said.

KCPD said investigators were trying to determine whether driver impairment was a factor in the crash, which closed three of the interstate’s four lanes.

According to a search warrant filed just before midnight Thursday, a KCPD officer said they could smell "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages" and that Britt Reid's eyes were bloodshot and red.

Britt Reid told the officer he'd had two to three drinks, according to the search warrant application. He also said said he took Adderall by prescription.

The officer wrote in the warrant that he observed signs of impairment, after which Reid complained of stomach pain and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Once at the hospital, the officer requested a blood draw from Britt Reid and a Jackson County judge approved the request. The search warrant application also references that a"a computer check revealed ... multiple prior DUI contacts."

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