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).