Chiefs to provide financial stability, medical care to 5-year-old DWI crash victim

The Kansas City Chiefs and the family of Ariel Young have devised a plan to help support the 5-year-old girl who was left critically injured in a crash involving former coach Britt Reid, officials said in a statement.

The Chiefs and representatives from the franchise and the Young family announced a plan to provide the child medical care and “long-term financial stability,” they said in a statement.

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Ariel was left in critical condition after crash involving Britt Reid of Kansas City Chiefs.

Ariel was left in critical condition after crash involving Britt Reid of Kansas City Chiefs.
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“Over the last several months, representatives of the Kansas City Chiefs, Ariel Young and Ariel’s family have worked together, alongside medical experts, to develop a plan to take care of Ariel – both now, and for the rest of her life,” the statement said.

“The Chiefs and Ariel’s attorney, Tom Porto, announce today that the parties have finalized a comprehensive care plan that provides Ariel with world-class medical care and long-term financial stability.

“Ariel’s recovery is a long road, but she has made great strides and continues to improve every day. Earlier this fall, she attended her first day of school.”

The Chiefs made the announcement on Friday.

The Chiefs made the announcement on Friday.
(Tiffany Verhulst)

CHIEFS’ ‘PRAYERS FOCUSED’ ON RECOVERY OF 5-YEAR-OLD VICTIM IN BRITT REID CRASH, TEAM SAYS

Reid, the 35-year-old son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was charged with DWI in the crash, which occurred near Arrowhead Stadium right before the team left for Super Bowl LV. 

Ariel was diagnosed with a brain injury stemming from the crash.

Reid could face one to seven years in jail if convicted. Reid told responding officers that he had been drinking and was on a prescription for Adderall. Police conducted a sobriety test and four clues of impairment were found, according to Fox affiliate WDAF. Reid was also hospitalized for an injured groin. While there were no names in the initial crash report, the WDAF documents match the details of the crash.

Britt Reid Linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the media during the Kansas City Chiefs media availability prior to Super Bowl LIV at the JW Marriott Turnberry on Jan. 29, 2020 in Aventura, Florida.

Britt Reid Linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the media during the Kansas City Chiefs media availability prior to Super Bowl LIV at the JW Marriott Turnberry on Jan. 29, 2020 in Aventura, Florida.
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Reid has had legal troubles in the past. He pleaded guilty to flashing a gun at a motorist in 2007 and was sentenced to eight to 23 months in prison. He also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance in 2008.