Only days to go before the team heads for the Super Bowl, defending champions Kansas City Chiefs have sustained a blow among the team officials. Britt Reid, the outside linebacker coach and son of head coach Andy Reid, was recently involved in a car accident that left two kids injured.
The mishap had taken place sometime after 9 o’clock in Thursday night on southbound Interstate 435, nearby to the Chiefs’ practice facility at the Truman Sports Complex.
Under influence of alcohol, Britt Reid crashed into two cars on I-435
As reported by Kansas City, Missouri police, Britt Reid’s Dodge Ram Laramie Sport pickup truck which was on the entrance ramp, first struck a Chevrolet Impala which was stationary on the ramp after running out of gas, followed by hitting a Chevrolet Traverse parked in from of the Impala.
KCPD reported that the two injured children, aged four and five, were in the backseat of the Traverse during the crash. They were taken to a local hospital, which reported that the five-year-old kid has sustained life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition, while the other kid, aged four, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A report from KCPD officer confirmed that Britt Reid, who sustained minor injuries, was visibly under the influence of alcohol and had given verbal account that he had two to three drinks along with Adderall. However, he was also taken to a hospital after complaining of stomach pain
Reid won’t be traveling with the Chiefs for Super Bowl
The Chiefs confirmed the news of the crash via an official statement: “The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid. We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”
Furthermore, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports stated that Reid will not be traveling with the rest of the franchise to Tampa Bay for the Super Bowl.
A graduate out of Temple University, Britt Reid joined the Chiefs staff ranks in 2013 as a defensive quality control coach and became a linebacker coach in 2019, the same year the team clinched the Vince Lombardi Trophy.