Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Says ‘My Heart Bleeds’ For Those Hurt In Son Britt Reid’s Car Crash
Andy Reid, coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, said Sunday night that his his “heart bleeds” for those injured in a car crash involving his son, assistant coach Britt Reid.
On Thursday night, two days before the Chiefs were set to play the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, a vehicle was stuck on a highway entrance ramp when they ran out of gas and another car was parked nearby to assist them when Britt’s pickup truck hit the left front of the first car before hitting the rear of the second car.
There was a four- and five-year-old in the second car when it got hit. The five-year-old girl remained in critical condition Sunday night. The four-year-old only suffered from injuries. A GoFundMe account was set up for the family and raised more than $275,000 by the time the Chiefs lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“My heart goes out to all those that were involved in the accident, in particular the little girl frighting for her life,” said Andy. “I can’t comment any more than what I am here, so the questions that you have, I’m going to have to turn those down at this time. But just from a human standpoint, man, my heart bleeds for everyone involved in that.”
Britt told police that he had “two or three drinks” with a prescription for Adderall when the accident occurred. It will be several days before authorities could figure out if he was impaired before the accident, according to a police spokeswoman.
This was not Britt’s first brush with the law. In 2007, he was arrested in Pennsylvania when he pointed a gun at another driver in a road-rage incident. He pleaded guilty on charges of carrying and unlicensed firearm, simple assault, possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime. He was sentenced up to 23 months in jail and five years probation.
Seven months later, he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced up to six months in jail after pleading guilty.
Britt, a coach to the linebackers, did not travel to Tampa for the Super Bowl.