Kansas City Chief’s head coach Andy Reid says he won’t let a car accident with his son, who had a five-year-old girl in critical condition, “distract” the Super Bowl.
The young person was seriously injured in the accident and is still in “critical condition and has not woken up since the accident,” says her family.
Britt Reid, the team’s coach and Andy Reid’s son, was behind the wheel of a truck that was involved in the crash near the team’s home stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Police say Reid, 35, admitted to drinking before the crash and an investigation has been opened, but no charges have been filed.
CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson told the station’s pre-game broadcast that sources had told her Andy Reid would not see the incident as a “distraction” for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.
Two children were injured on the back of a Chevrolet traverse in the incident, and the five-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries.
A GoFundMe page has now been set up for the youngster named Ariel with the aim of raising 100,000 US dollars.
“Ariel, 5 years old, had swelling in and around her brain. She is in critical condition and hasn’t woken up since the crash,” the GoFundMe reads.
“Ariel will be in the hospital for the foreseeable future. This is earmarked for hospital bills and weeks of absent work.
“No child deserves to go through this, and no mother should see her child like this.”
Reid, the outside linebacker’s coach, was left at home and didn’t travel to the Super Bowl.
Authorities say a motorist in a Chevrolet Impala ran out of gas and called for help and the family parked in the Chevrolet Traverse with the headlights on nearby.
A white Dodge pickup was driving down the ramp to get onto I-435 when it hit the Impala and hit the crossbar from behind.
None of the adults involved in the crash were injured.
“The organization was made aware of a multiple vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers trainer Britt Reid,” the Chiefs said in a statement.
We are in the process of gathering information and we will not comment further at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go with everyone involved. “