The family of Ariel, a five -year-old girl who sustained serious injuries in a car crash involving a Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach, has raised more than $300,000 for their loved one.
“Ariel, who just turned five years old, suffered swelling in the brain and bleeding around her brain, she hasn’t woken since the crash,” the girl’s aunt, Tiffany Verhulst, wrote on GoFundMe. “She is still in very critical condition.”
Britt Reid, the son of Kansas City Chief head coach Andy Reid, confessed that he was under the influence on Thursday when his Dodge Ram truck collided with two vehicles, CNN reported. Britt told police that he had two to three drinks and he was using the prescription drug, Adderall.
One of the cars involved in the crash was a Chevrolet Impala which was disabled on the ramp before the accident happened. Another group arrived in a Chevrolet Traverse and parked their vehicle south of the disabled car to help the family, which was when Reid allegedly arrived at the scene and collided with the two cars.
The drivers of the Impala and the Traverse, as well as a front seat passenger, escaped without injuries, The Tampa Bay Times reported. Ariel was one of two children in the back seat of the Traverse. The other child, a four-year-old, was taken to the hospital, but didn’t sustain life-threatening injuries.
Britt, who wasn’t charged with any crime, didn’t coach in the Chief’s Super Bowl loss on Sunday. Police revealed that the coach has had “multiple prior DUI contacts,” according to CNN.
Andy addressed the situation on Sunday after his team’s loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“My heart goes out to all those who were involved in the accident, particularly the family of the little girl who’s fighting for her life,” he told reporters, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Listen, it’s a tough situation. I can’t comment on it anymore than what I am here. Just from a human standpoint, my heart bleeds for everybody involved.”