Kansas City Chiefs to Pay Expenses for Girl Injured in Crash :: WRALSportsFan.com
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Kansas City Chiefs to pay for ongoing medical treatment and other expenses for young girl who was seriously injured when a vehicle she was in was struck by a car driven by former assistant coach Britt Reid .
Agreement between heads and Ariel Young’s family will provide him with “world-class medical care and long-term financial stability,” according to a statement Friday from the team’s legal representative and the family’s attorney. , Tom Porto.
The deal was reached after months of discussions between chiefs, Ariel Young’s family and medical experts. Other details were not disclosed.
Ariel, who was 5 at the time, suffered a head injury on February 4 when Britt Reid’s vehicle struck two vehicles stopped on an entrance ramp to Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium.
Ariel was hospitalized in critical condition for weeks before being released from the hospital on April 2.
“Ariel’s recovery is a long way, but she has made great strides and continues to improve every day,” the statement said. Earlier this fall, she was able to attend her first day of school.
Reid, who is the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, has been charged with impaired driving and is due to stand trial on April 18. Prosecutors said his blood alcohol level was 0.113 about two hours after the crash. The legal limit is 0.08.
Reid has pleaded not guilty. He is authorized to drive after a device that tests a driver’s blood alcohol level has been installed in his vehicle.
The bosses put him on administrative leave after the accident and let his contract expire, terminating his employment with the team.