Ariel Young, the five-year-old girl injured in a car crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid likely has permanent brain damage.

On Tuesday, Tom Porto, the lawyer for the family gave an update about Young’s condition. During an interview on the show Good Morning America, Porto talked about the severity of the crash. Porto first gave good news saying that Young is awake. However, the lawyer then said, “Likely she has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking.”

On February 4, Reid hit two vehicles on the side of a highway entrance ramp with his truck. The crash injured Young, her mother, aunt, and four-year-old cousin inside one of the cars. Young’s family parked their car at the side to help a 19-year-old relative whose car ran out of gas. The four-year-old and the two adults in the second car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Reid was said to have been “driving at highway speeds when his pickup truck struck the first car.” Additionally, Police have said that Reid’s breathe reeked of a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages. Reid told officers that he drank two or three beverages.


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The family lawyer is seeking to punish the former assistant coach. “We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive.”

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