Britt Reed, coach of the Kansas City Chiefs midfielders, speaks to the media during the Kansas City Chiefs presentation ahead of Super Bowl LIV at the JW Marriott Turnberry Hotel on January 29, 2020 in Aventura, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown / Getty Images)
Mark Brown | Getty Images Sports | Getty Images
On Friday, Kansas City officials announced they would pay medical expenses for a 5-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a car accident involving former assistant coach Britt Reed earlier this year.
The agreement between the NFL team and the Ariel Young family will provide them with “world-class medical care and long-term financial stability,” according to a statement Friday by the team’s legal spokesman and family attorney Tom Porto.
The statement does not provide additional information about the agreement.
“Over the past several months, representatives from the Kansas City chiefs, Ariel Young, and the Ariel family have worked together with medical experts to develop a plan to care for Ariel now and for the rest of his life,” he said. the statement said.
Young was in one of two cars hit by Reed, son of current head coach Andy Reid, at the edge of the entrance to Interstate 435 in Kansas City on February 4.
The clash came days before the Chiefs played in the Florida Super Bowl.
A blood test showed Reid’s blood alcohol concentration to be 0.13, higher than the statutory limit of 0.08. to press release from the Jackson County, Missouri attorney’s office. Reed was driving nearly 84 miles per hour in the seconds before the crash, according to a press release.
According to a press release, Young suffered traumatic brain injuries, a fractured parietal bone, subdural hematomas and brain contusions following the accident.
In a statement Friday, Young is on the road to recovery, noting that she showed up on her first day of school.
“Ariel’s recovery is a long way to go, but she has made great strides and continues to improve every day,” the statement said.
Britt Reed, 36, underwent emergency surgery for a groin injury and was sent on administrative leave following the collision. It is reported by NBC News. Executives allowed his contract to expire at the end of the 2020 season, effectively ending his teamwork.
Reed is awaiting trial on a felony DWI charge. He He pleaded not guilty in June.
Jessica Golden of CNBC contributed to this report.