Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, the 35-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Thursday night, as first reported by 41 Action News. On Friday evening, the Chiefs released a statement noting they were aware of the incident.
CHIEFS: “The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid. 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.”
ESPN, which has obtained the police report, shared details of the crash that left a five-year-old with life-threatening injuries and a four-year-old with non-life-threatening injuries.
ESPN: According to an incident report provided by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department police, a car ran out of gas on an on-ramp to Interstate 435 in Kansas City on Thursday night. After the driver called relatives for help, a second car arrived, also parking on the on-ramp.
According to the police report, a third car, which Kansas City television station KSHB says was driven by Britt Reid, then came along and struck first the left front of the disabled vehicle and then slammed into the rear of the second vehicle, where the 5-year-old child was in the backseat along with a 4-year-old child, who also was taken to by ambulance to an area hospital but with non-life threatening injuries.
41 Action News also reported that the KCPD said investigators are “trying to determine whether driver impairment was a factor in the crash.” FOX4 has published the KCPD’s application for a search warrant — which states an officer “conducted an initial and full sobriety test and saw four clues of impairment.”
The Chiefs are scheduled to leave for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday. Britt Reid will not be coaching in the game, as confirmed by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 2020 marked his eighth season as a coach with the club.