Chiefs’ Britt Reid Involved In Car Accident

Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid was involved in a multicar accident Thursday night in Kansas City, the organization revealed in a statement.

Reid, the 35-year-old son of Chiefs HC Andy Reid, was driving a vehicle that struck two other cars that were sitting on the entrance ramp of a highway. Two young children suffered injuries in this accident. One of the children, a 5-year-old, suffered life-threatening injuries, Tod Palmer of KSHB 41 Kansas City reports.

Reid admitted to having two or three alcoholic drinks and taking prescription Adderall before this accident occurred, according to a police report. A Kansas City Police Department officer detected “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages” and indicated Reid’s eyes were “bloodshot and red,” according to to the TV station. Reid was transported to a local hospital for unspecified injuries, according to ESPN.com’s Dianna Russini (on Twitter). Authorities have not charged Reid, but Russini adds he is under investigation for driver impairment.

The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving outside linebackers coach Britt Reid,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”

This accident occurred when a Dodge Ram truck Reid was driving collided with the left front of a Chevrolet Impala that was motionless on the side of a highway near the Chiefs’ Kansas City, Mo., facility, Palmer reports. The Impala had run out of gas, and the driver called for assistance. Another car, a Chevy Traverse, arrived and parked in front of the disabled vehicle. Reid’s truck struck both vehicles; it slammed into the rear of the Traverse. The latter vehicle had two children, the other a 4-year-old, in the backseat. The 4-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Palmer adds.

The eighth-year Chiefs assistant has encountered legal issues in the past. Reid previously served five months in prison for a 2007 road rage incident and pleaded guilty to DUI and drug charges in a separate 2008 incident.

Britt Reid has been with the organization since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013. The Chiefs are due to leave for Super Bowl LV in Tampa on Saturday. Britt Reid will not be with the team for the Super Bowl, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports (on Twitter).

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  1. DarkSide830

    daily remainder about the dangers of DUI that no one seems to realize.

    • saluelthpops

      “No one?” Really? “No one” realizes the dangers of DUI? What a stupid comment.

      • saluelthpops

        @DarkSide . . . I don’t know how to delete or edit my above comment. I want to apologize for over reacting. I know what you meant and I let my frustrations over this story get the best of me. These scumbags who drive while intoxicated know full well the dangers they are putting others and themselves in. But, I should not have taken those frustrations out on you. You did not deserve that. My apologies.

        • sgord03

          This is what we need more of. No one expects everyone to remain levelheaded 100% of the time; however, the ability to self reflect and take ownership of your actions is commendable.

        • tank62

          Saluethpops
          Apologies wouldn’t be necessary if your first instinct wasn’t to be a bully and insult others. Hopefully a lesson was learned here but I doubt it
          You will be bullying others again soon.

          • saluelthpops

            Sorry my apology wasn’t enough for you, tank, but thanks for jumping in here. Pretty sure this accusation on your part would qualify more as bullying in most people’s minds. Thanks for your condescending and judge mental take. Very helpful.

  2. forwhomjoshbelltolled

    A few points…

    1) Just a despicable act by Reid. Hope the kids will be OK.

    2) “Involved in car accident” takes passive voice to the next level. Brett Reid Injures Kids in DUI Crash.

    3) I was going to comment that you should never ever wait in a car sitting along a highway…don’t care how cold it is…for just this reason, but clicking on the story, it seems the kids were in the rescuing vehicle and not the stranded one. Still good advice.

    4) Reading further…”The search warrant application also references that a”a computer check revealed … multiple prior DUI contacts.””

    Not prior DUI arrests, but “contacts” meaning the cops kept catching him driving drunk and then letting him go.

    5) What a piece of **** this guy is…”Before coming to Kansas City, Britt Reid was arrested Jan. 30, 2007, for pointing a gun at another driver during a reported road-rage incident, according to ESPN.”

    Why do we need people who think it’s OK to point guns at other people walking free? We don’t. It should get you 20 years. And you could talk me into life very easily.

    Then after being sentenced to 8 to 23 months for that incident, he gets another DUI. He was sentenced to 1 to 6 months for that, which somehow wiped out the 8 to 23 month sentence, and he only ended up serving 7 days.

    He picked the right dad.

    • saluelthpops

      All good points. Just a sad commentary on how the system continues to fail innocent people by allowing criminals chance after chance.

    • tank62

      Exactly the DUI contacts were his daddy getting him out of it. Hopefully the 5 year old survives and Britt Reid goes to prison where he belongs

  3. padreforlife

    His other son passed away from drugs? Guy didn’t learn by now he’s stupid.

    • Polish Hammer

      He admitted to popping pills and having 2-3 beers, so I’m curious what he really had in his system.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Maybe Andy spent too much time coaching football and not enough time coaching his kids?

      • forwhomjoshbelltolled

        I just realized his name is Britt and not Brett.

        There is clear evidence of bad parenting.

    • Paulie Walnuts

      If my father were a fatfuck like Andy Reid, I’d give myself a heroin overdose.

  4. Paulie Walnuts

    Trash coach, trash franchise.

    All they need is Uppity Kaepernick.

  5. tank62

    This is a disgrace, anyone of us would’ve been arrested immediately. Yet this turd gets chance after chance. Maybe if one of the “DUI contacts” had resulted in arrest maybe those kids wouldn’t be injured

  6. forwhomjoshbelltolled

    I just realized one other awful part of what Reid did here…now I have to root for Tom “Pretends Avecado Ice Cream Isn’t Code for HGH” Brady and the Bucs.

    Hopefully he does hard time and he gets sued for every penny he’ll ever have…

    • illowa

      hope for a full recovery and no long term effects for the child AND is set for life financially.

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