Britt Reid, the linebacker coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, the son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a car accident late Thursday night that left two children injured – one seriously. A report by Diana Russini of ESPN on Sunday morning updated Britt Reid’s medical and legal status.
“Andy Reid will be training today after his son, Britt Reid, an off-linebacker coach, was involved in a serious car accident near the Chiefs facility on Thursday night,” Russini said on ESPN’s postseason NFL countdown. “The crash brought a 5-year-old with life threatening injuries and a 4-year-old child with non-critical injuries to the hospital. The Kansas City police tell me that no charges have been brought against Reid to date. The driver’s impairment is under criminal investigation 35-year-old trainer is also hospitalized with an unknown condition that developed at the scene of the accident.
“A police report said the accident happened on a freeway entrance south of Arrowhead Stadium and that Reid was the driver of the pickup truck that hit two stopped cars being pulled up on the ramp, one of which had two children in the back seat. The warrant for a blood test states that Reid told the respondent that he had 2-3 drinks that evening and that he had also taken prescription drugs.
“The Kansas City Police told me that this wouldn’t happen this weekend if the case were charged. It could be 2-3 weeks, and that’s the normal investigation period as they are waiting for blood toxicology results and that Monitor health status of seriously injured 5-year-old. Instead of training with his father in the Super Bowl, Britt Reid is at the center of a police investigation. “
Russini reported Saturday that Andy Reid would board the team plane and practice Kansas City for Sunday’s game, kicked off at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Kansas City faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
“The organization has been made aware of a multiple vehicle accident involving Britt Reid, coach of Outside Linebackers,” said the chiefs in a statement Friday. “We are in the process of gathering information and we will not comment further at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go with all concerned.”
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Britt Reid is in its eighth season as an assistant to the Chiefs. He became the Kansas City linebacker coach in 2019. Previously, Reid was defensive coach (2016-18), assistant defensive coach (2015) and defensive quality control coach (2013-14). Reid was an attacking assistant with the Temple Owls from 2010-12.