A five-year-old girl who has been in a coma for two weeks, after a car crash involving the son of Kansas City Chiefs coach has woken up.
Britt Reid is alleged to have caused the three-car pile-up and is being investigated by cops for possible driving under the influence after admitting to drinking prior to the smash.
The 35-year-old linebackers coach for the NFL giants suffered minor injuries during the February 4 crash.
The girl who was seriously injured, identified as Ariel, has now woken up from a coma, according to an update to a GoFundMe page posted by her aunt, Tiffany Verhulst.
âAriel is awake,â said Tiffany Verhulst, who organized a GoFundMe to help pay for her medical costs. Verhulst did not give any information as to her condition.
Reid told police he had âtwo or three drinksâ and had a prescription for Adderall when the accident occurred, according to a search warrant.
After the Super Bowl LV â which the Chiefs lost 31-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers â Brittâs father spoke candidly about what had happened.
âMy heart goes out to those involved, the family of those little girls fighting for their lives,ââ Andy Reid said after the game.
âFrom a human standpoint, my heart bleeds for them.ââ
Britt Reid allegedly admitted having âtwo or three drinksâ on top of prescription drugs before the crash near the NFL sideâs stadium.
Police reportedly said they could smell alcohol on Reid, and his eyes were bloodshot.
The older of the two girls was left in a âin very critical conditionâ after suffering swelling and bleeding on the brain, according to her family.
Verhulst posted heartbreaking photos of her cousinâs daughter Ariel in hospital.
Thousands of dollars have now been raised for the seriously injured youngster who has been left in coma.
According to a GoFundMe for the girl more than $487,000 has now raised from 12,300
âAriel, 5 years old, suffered swelling in and bleeding in and around the brain. She is in critical condition and hasnât woken since the crash,â GoFundMe page read.
âAriel will be in the hospital for the foreseeable future, this is set up for the hospital bills and weeks of missed work that will come.
The incident report provided by the Kansas City Missouri Police department police reportedly said that a car ran out of gas on an on-ramp to Interstate 435 in Kansas City.
After the driver called relatives for help, a second car arrived, also parked on the on-ramp.
According to the police report, a third car, which local news outlet KSHB said was driven by Britt Reid, came along and struck the left front of the disabled vehicle, before slamming into the rear of the second vehicle.
The five-year-old child was sat in the backseat, along with a four-year-old child, who was also taken to an area hospital by ambulance, but with non-life-threatening injuries.
Reid joined the Chiefs in 2013 as a defensive assistant and worked his way through the ranks to become the outside linebackers coach in 2019.
Following the crash, he was placed on leave through the duration of his contract, which has since expired.
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