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Chiefs' Britt Reid, son of coach Andy Reid, involved in car accident

Chiefs' Britt Reid, son of coach Andy Reid, involved in car accident
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs are scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. File Photo by Kyle Rivas/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multi-car accident Thursday night in Missouri that left a 5-year-old child with life-threatening injuries.

"The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving outside linebackers coach Britt Reid," the Chiefs said in a statement Friday. "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."

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According to an incident report from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, 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 assistance, a second vehicle arrived and parked on the on-ramp.

Police said a third car, which Kansas City television station KSHB reported was driven by Britt Reid, then struck the left-front side of the disabled vehicle, followed by the rear of the second vehicle, where two children were in the back seat.

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The 5-year-old child was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. A 4-year-old, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, also was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

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No one involved in the multi-vehicle accident was identified by name in the police report. The report said the driver of the third car sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was being investigated for possible impairment.

According to a search warrant obtained by KSHB, a police officer said Britt Reid's eyes were bloodshot. The officer also smelled "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages." The warrant noted that Britt Reid told the officer he had consumed two to three drinks and took prescription Adderall.

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The driver of the disabled vehicle wasn't injured, the police report said. The driver of the second vehicle and a front-seat adult passenger also were uninjured.

League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Britt Reid, who was scheduled to leave with the Chiefs on Saturday for Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is no longer expected to travel to Tampa, Fla., for the game.

The 35-year-old Britt Reid joined the Chiefs in 2013 as a defensive assistant coach. He was promoted to assistant defensive line coach in 2015 and defensive line coach in 2016. He was moved to outside linebackers coach in 2019.

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The Chiefs coach pleaded guilty to DUI in 2008. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to flashing a gun at another motorist and was sentenced to eight to 23 months in prison.

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