- Kansas City officials will pay for the medical expenses of Ariel Young, a 5-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a car crash involving former assistant coach Britt Reid earlier this year.
- The deal between the NFL team and Ariel Young’s family will provide her with “world-class medical care and long-term financial stability.”
- Britt Reid is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Kansas City police chiefs announced Friday they will cover the medical expenses of a 5-year-old girl who was severely injured in a car crash involving former assistant coach Britt Reid earlier this year .
The agreement between the NFL team and Ariel Young’s family will provide her with “world-class medical care and long-term financial stability,” according to a statement Friday from legal representatives for Ariel Young. team and family attorney, Tom Porto.
The statement did not include further details about the agreement.
“Over the past few months, representatives from Kansas City Chiefs Ariel Young and Ariel’s family have been working together, along with medical professionals, to develop a plan of care for Ariel – both now and for the rest of her life,” the statement said.
Young was in one of two cars that were hit by Reid, son of current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, on the side of the roadway along Interstate 435 in Kansas City on Feb. .
The crash happened just days before the captains were playing at the Super Bowl in Florida.
A blood test showed Reid’s blood alcohol level was 0.113, well above the legal limit of .08, according to the report. to a press release from the Jackson County, Missouri Attorney’s Office. Reid was driving nearly 84 mph just seconds before the crash, the press release added.
Young suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken ribs, subdural hematoma and traumatic brain injury following the collision, according to the press release.
Friday’s statement said Young was on the way to recovery, noting that she attended her first day of school.
“Ariel’s recovery has come a long way, but she has made great strides and continues to improve every day,” the statement read.
Britt Reid, 36, underwent emergency surgery for a groin injury and was placed on administrative leave following the collision, NBC News reported. The captains have allowed his contract to expire at the end of the 2020 season, effectively causing him to terminate his contract with the team.
Reid is awaiting trial on a DWI charge. He plead not guilty in June.
CNBC’s Jessica Golden contributed to this report.
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