Andy Reid’s son and Chiefs assistant coach Britt involved in multi-vehicle accident
Andy Reid’s Super Bowl LV week has been overshadowed by a non-football development. On Thursday night, Kansas City Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid was involved in a multi-vehicle accident that left a child severely injured according to 41 Action News:
BREAKING: Chiefs assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid – Andy Reid’s son – was involved in a crash Thursday night that injured two children, one severely. https://t.co/IGBlxPLIpR
— 41 Action News (@41actionnews) February 5, 2021
Adam Teicher of ESPN reported that on Thursday — three days before the Chiefs are scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — one of the cars involved in the accident was parked on an on-ramp after running out of gas prior to the crash. A second car, containing the two young children, arrived to help the individual whose car ran out of gas. The car driven by Britt Reid collided with the front of the car that first parked on the on-ramp and went on to hit the backside of the car with the children. Teicher mentioned that Reid was being investigated for impairment, via the police on the scene.
Teicher also stated that the 5-year-old child left the accident with life-threatening injuries while the 4-year-old child and the drivers of all the cars involved were not injured.
The crash occurred at around 9 p.m. one exit south of the Chiefs’ practice facility, the Truman Sports Complex, according to Tod Palmer of 41 KSHB
The Chiefs commented on the incident and acknowledged Reid’s involvement in the car accident with the following statement, via Adam Schefter of ESPN:
Chiefs’ OLB coach Britt Reid was involved in a car accident that Kansas City now is commenting on: pic.twitter.com/tsKNtvcV9k
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 5, 2021
The Chiefs are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday in the Super Bowl at Tampa Bay. Britt Reid will not be joining the team on Sunday, though more details about the accident are still being gathered by investigators.
While the Chiefs prepare for the biggest game of the season, they will keep all of those involved in the accident in their prayers, as will the NFL and the larger football community before Super Bowl LV on Sunday evening in Tampa.