Little Ariel Young was sitting in a car with her mother and cousin when a vehicle hit her, causing serious injuries. After a few days in a coma, there is now good news about the little girl’s recovery.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the following restrictions that started in quarantine, car accidents are becoming more common. In early February, a family was injured in a multiple vehicle collision.
According to the fundraising page, 5-year-old Ariel Young was seriously injured in a car accident. Ariel’s cousin, 4-year-old Juliana, also suffered minor injuries and is recovering at home.
Her mother is also slightly injured, but little Ariel is not. She is admitted to the hospital in critical condition with head injuries and internal bleeding. Her cousin Tiffany Verhulst organized a fundraiser to get as much help for the family as possible
She wrote, “… This page is set up for hospital bills, weeks of absent work, and all other costs she incurs. The last thing a mother involved in this type of thing should worry about is finances. No child deserves to go through this, and no mother should see her child like this. “”
Britt Reid car accident, 5 year old girl Ariel Young wakes up from a coma https://t.co/off74Tb0hL
– TMZ (@TMZ) February 16, 2021
Felicia Miller and the girls drove to I-435 and Stadium Drive at 9 p.m. on February 4 to help a family member who ran out of gas. While they were trying to start the vehicle on the side of the road, a ram pickup crashed into them.
Immediately afterwards, the ram got out of control and hit the vehicle in which the two girls waited patiently in the back seat. As a result of the impact, the girls were injured and were soon taken to hospital.
Five-year-old Ariel Young comes out of a coma almost two weeks after the accident caused by Britt Reid: //t.co/9WaOO6Rk3W
– Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 16, 2021
The vehicle that caused the accident was driven by Britt Reid, assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Reid told officials attending the scene of the accident that she had two or three drinks and was taking Adderall by prescription.
Officers noticed a slight smell of alcohol on the driver and that she was apparently incapacitated when they arrived at the scene. All of this information is under investigation, Reid remains in the hospital, but there is no news of her injuries.
Ariel Young, the 5-year-old girl who was badly injured and comatose after an accident this month with former chief assistant coach Britt Reid, is now awake. https://t.co/22wc0hoDOW pic.twitter.com/qhBCDW1ii4
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 16, 2021
THE GIRL’S HEALTH CONDITION
Little Ariel has been admitted to the hospital since the day of the accident without any serious change in her condition. The mother’s cousin, Tiffanie Verhulst, has been reporting on the little girl’s health since then.
On February 16, Verhulst reported in little Ariel’s status update that the girl was awake again. For the first time since the accident, little Ariel opened her eyes after being in a coma for 11 days.
UPDATE: Ariel Young is awake according to her GoFundMe page. https://t.co/9ZKou8nuvi
– KCTV5 News (@ KCTV5) February 16, 2021
Verhulst started the campaign to raise funds on behalf of Ariel’s mother after she gave her approval. She was certain that she could get everything she needed and meet the family’s medical and living expenses. The original target was $ 400,000 and it has been over $ 500,000 to date
Miller is a single mother of three, the youngest being a baby who is now removed from her mother as she has to take care of Ariel. This collected money also helps them with their finances, as Ariel’s mother has been unemployed since she was hospitalized.
Ariel Young, the 5-year-old girl who was injured in the February 4th accident with former Kansas City assistant coach Britt Reid, has woken up from a coma, according to a post by her aunt on a GoFundMe page. pic.twitter.com/ma11g5p1ur
– Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) February 16, 2021
No charges have been brought against Reid to date. However, it has been reported that she was involved in other incidents for driving under Reid’s influence and this could turn into a serious violation.
Reid’s father, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid, said, “My heart goes out to everyone involved in the accident, especially the family with the little girl who is fighting for her life.”
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