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Five-Year-Old Injured in Britt Reid Crash Likely Has Permanent Brain Damage Says Attorney

The attorney for five-year-old Ariel Young is speaking out, stating that the youngster likely has permanent brain damage after the crash involving Chiefs assistant coach at the time Britt Reid.

The attorney for Ariel Young spoke on out an interview Tuesday on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ stating the young girl cannot walk and isn’t able to speak.

Attorney Tom Porto said the event with Reid was ‘life altering.’

“This wasn’t a fender bender,” Porto said. “This was a serious life-altering event.

“She’s awake, which is a huge development she likely has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking — it’s a sad, sad, sad story.”

The car crash took place when the Chiefs were leaving for the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in early February.

Ariel had been in a Chevrolet Traverse on the side of the highway when it was struck by Reid near the Chiefs practice facility at about 9 p.m. on February 4th authorities said.

Her mom, aunt, and 4-year-old cousin had pulled over to the side of a highway to help a 19-year-old family member whose car had run out of gas.

As far as charges go, Porto stated that the family is going to push for maximum charges.

“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive,” Porto said.

“We don’t have the toxicology back, I don’t know what it is going to be. What I do know are the statements that he made to police that night. If you have two or three drinks, and then you get behind the wheel of a car, you are likely over the legal limit.”

The Chiefs didn’t give Britt a new contract and currently is not a part of the team.

Reid reportedly told police that he’d had between two and three drinks and taken the prescription drug Adderall.


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